The Department of Financial Services provides a wide range of services including budgeting, procurement, paying vendors, receipting and investing public money, accounting, and financial reporting.
Treasurer, Disbursements, and Purchasing staff have frequent contact with citizens of Las Cruces in various capacities (receiving payments, billing for general services, acquiring and paying for goods and services, etc.).
In addition to recording, analyzing, and monitoring financial activity in more than 250 separate funds required to account for the activities of the City, the Accounting staff is responsible for financial reporting. Budget staff is responsible for preparing and monitoring the annual budget.
Grants & Contracts Administration is charged with obtaining state, federal and other grants for City projects and services.
The Finance Department faces a challenging economic environment with opportunities for improving services provided to Las Cruces citizens, policy makers, and other City departments.