The Accounting Division is made up of five sections: Financial Reporting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable/Billing, and Auditing.
The City of Rockford Accounting Division is directed by an Accounting Manager and is made up of five sections: Financial Reporting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable/Billing, and Auditing.
The Financial Reporting section is responsible for the preparation of financial statements, tracking fixed assets, and the accounting of receivables. Accountants and clerks maintain the accounting and reporting systems with over 520,000 transactions a year.
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR, is generated annually to communicate to citizens, Council Members, and other government agencies the financial position of the City. The CAFR presents the results of operations of all City activities for the previous fiscal year. These financial statements are reviewed by an independent auditor, whose opinion is included with the CAFR. Previous year's CAFRs can be found here.
The Government Finance Officers Association evaluates municipal Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports each year to award their Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The City of Rockford has received this award every year since 1981.
The Payroll section is responsible for administering the City payroll system, which is bi-weekly and produces approximately 37,000 checks and direct deposits annually.
The Accounts Payable section is responsible for coordinating efficient, responsible, and timely distribution of accounts payable and disbursements.
The Accounts Receivable/Billing section is responsible for billing customers for water and refuse service, notification and accounting for businesses subject to the Redevelopment and Tourism Promotion taxes as well as pursuing payment for parking and false alarms violations.
Alarm User Permits
False Alarm Violations
The Auditing section is responsible for performing auditing procedures and preparing working papers and financial statements for the external auditors.