The City of Opelika Accounting Department provides fiscal and financial support to the Mayor and all City Departments. Timely and accurate financial information is provided through budget and financial reporting, forecasting and procedure development.
Major Functions of the Accounting Department
Coordinate and prepare the Annual Budget for the Mayor to present to the City Council, and for subsequent adoption by the City Council.
Develop and ensure adherence to financial and accounting policies and procedures.
Maintain an accurate and reliable general ledger, fixed assets inventory and other financial records.
Monitor the City's expenditures and financial information for budgetary control and decision making by the City's management.
Prepare and issue the City's audited financial statements.
Process payroll and accounts payable in a timely manner along with all the related or required reports.