Kathy Oster - Interim Finance Director
750 Milwaukee Ave.
Dunedin, FL 34698
The Finance Department is responsible for all accounting, budgeting, financing, purchasing and cash management activities for the City. Responsibilities also include safeguarding the City's assets, managing the City's investment portfolio, debt management, accurate and timely financial reporting, and providing financial support to all City departments and divisions.
In addition, the department coordinates preparation of the Annual Budget, monitors budget compliance, coordinates the annual audit conducted by an outside independent audit firm, and prepares and issues the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
The Department consists of three strategic levels of service; Accounting, Budgeting and Purchasing.
Penny for Pinellas Discussion
Renewal of the Penny for Pinellas local sales tax from 2020 through 2029 will go to voter referendum November 7, 2017. If approved, the City anticipates approximately $40 million in revenue in the next decade. City Commission and staff are seeking public input on infrastructure projects that will best serve our community needs with Penny for Pinellas funding. A public meeting was held on February 20, 2017 at the Dunedin Library. This presentation was discussed at the meeting and residents shared their thoughts and ideas. A Commission Workshop will be held on March 14, 2017 in Commission Chambers at City Hall for further discussion.
The Accounting Department prepares the CAFR, financial statements, processes accounts payable, completes specialized billing and provides other accounting related services. They also provide customers with information on rates, types of services available and any regulations that pertain to our billing services.
The Budget Department prepares quarterly reports, the Annual Budget, the Budget in Brief, the Capital Improvement Plan, the Revenue manual and provides evaluation and review of City activities.
The Purchasing Department facilitates vendor relationships and oversees all bidding processes for procurement of City products and services.