Melanie Kruszona is the City’s Finance Officer.
The primary functions of the Finance Department are summarized below.
Budget Compliance and Management – Responsible for development and coordination of the Annual Budget consisting of operating budgets of various departments/funds and the ten-year Capital Improvement Program
Financial Reporting – Responsible for monthly financial reports on cash and investments, budget versus actual (with variance analysis and explanation) and Balance Sheets; the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and all reports required by local, state, federal and other regulatory agencies
Financial transactions – Operating under an internal control framework, responsible for processing and recording of cash receipts, payroll, pension and tax report preparation, verification of invoices and purchase orders, preparation of paper and electronic disbursements and monitoring of purchases, changes and annual physical inventory of property, plant and equipment.
Investment and Financial Strategies – Responsible for implementing City’s Investment Policy, reviewing cash and investment portfolio, preparing bank reconciliations and adhering with applicable Florida State Statutes.
Debt Administration – Responsible for evaluating debt financing plan options, timely payment of interest and principal of outstanding debt and monitoring of report requirements
Risk Management – Responsible for promotion of effective program to protect City’s property from loss or damage in conjunction with City Clerk Department
Personnel Administration – Responsible for maintenance of City personnel files, training/development programs and familiarization with recent local, state and federal labor and employment laws in conjunction with City Clerk Department
Other questions may be answered by the Finance Officer which are not listed. Feel free to call with any concern 727.595.4646 ext. 122 or through email.