The Finance Department works to develop fiscal policies that ensure a financially strong and effective Town government and responsibly manage and supervise the overall financial position of the Town, while providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information and support to other departments, elected officials and citizens.

The Finance Department provides management of the Town funds and investments and is regulated by the local government budget and Fiscal Control Act.

The department ensures the Town’s accounting and financial reporting systems are in compliance with Government Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Standards and guidelines issued by the Local Government Commission.

They also assist the Town Manager with oversight and management of the annual budget. Information on the annual Budget & Audits is available.

Other functions include:

  • Utility Billing and Collection
  • Property Tax Billing and Collection
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable
  • Prepare reports required by State and Federal Agencies
  • General Accounting for the Town

The finance staff provides assistance for citizens with utility billing and customer service. The office is located at the Pollock street entrance of Town Hall, 701 Front St.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For resident’s convenience, a box is located behind Town Hall for dropping off payments during and after hours.

The box is closed on cut-off day (refer to your bill for this date each month). Payments may also be made with a check, cash or credit cards in the office. Payment information is available on this page.

Some of the services require a fee.

You can reach Christi Wood, deputy finance director, at c.wood@beaufortnc.org.

Finance Staff Directory