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.
For the past 6 years, the City Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award is given to those government units and public employee retirement systems whose Comprehensive Annual Financial reports (CAFR) achieve the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.
The Office of Management and Budget has received the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 5 consecutive years as of the completion of the City's 2010 Annual Budget document.
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