The City of Palm Beach Gardens Finance Department manages the City's fiscal affairs and is responsible for budgeting, accounts payable, payroll, central accounting, fixed assets, internal controls, pension administration, and the annual external audit. The department is also responsible for cash, debt and investment management, the collection of municipal revenues, insurance, and risk management. The department provides services both internally for other departments and externally to our residents.
The Finance Department has consistently received both the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award since 1995. The City's Budget received "Special Recognition" by the GFOA in 2011 for its Performance Measures section. The Budget document also received "Special Recognition" by the GFOA in 2011, 2015, and 2016 for its Capital Improvement section. In 2019, the Finance Department submitted its first Popular Annual Report to the GFOA for review and received the Certificate of Achievement Award.
The Finance staff continuously strives to enhance their practices, services, and resources to better assist the internal and external community.