Linda Lehman - Finance Director


City of Rockford
Finance director
Linda Lehman

City Finance Director
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About Government Finance

Governmental finance can be broken down into three primary functions:

  • Budgeting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Record Keepings

Budgeting

The City’s annual budget preparation begins in January of each year and ends in May with the adoption of the budget.  The City’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends on June 30.  Careful budgeting allows the City to provide the services the citizen’s require, while living within our resources. 

2017-2018 Budget | 2016-2017 Budget | 2015-2016 Budget | 2014-2015 Budget | 2013-2014 Budget | 2012-2013 Budget


Audit

Annually, after the completion of the fiscal year, the City’s independent auditors complete a review of City finances and operations.  The goal of the audit is to receive a “clean audit opinion”.  We are happy to report the City has always received a clean opinion.

2016 Audit | 2015 Audit | 2014 Audit | 2013 Audit | 2012 Audit



Financial Record Keeping/Investments

This area encompasses many functions:

  • Accounts payable
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Insurance plan administration
  • Investing of funds
  • Payroll
  • Pension administration

The Finance Department works diligently to provide the lowest cost products and services while protecting the funds entrusted to us.

2016 Retirement System Summary Annual Report


Other Responsibilities

The City of Rockford provides all financial, accounting and record keeping for the North Kent Sewer Authority and the Rockford Area Community Endowment.

North Kent Sewer Authority


About the Department

The goal of the Finance Department is to provide the highest level of service, at the lowest possible cost while protecting and managing the financial activities for the City of Rockford.  Our staff performs the following key functions:

  • Primary contact for residents and visitors
  • Assessing and tax administration
  • Accounts payable and payroll services
  • Water and sewer billing administration
  • Information technology
  • Budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, and annual audit completion.
  • Investing, pension administration, and insurance services.

The Finance Department is located off the main lobby of City Hall.

Contact City Finance Director Linda Lehman directly at 616-951-7525