The Home Rule Charter establishes the Department of Finance and provides for its duties and responsibilities.
The Department of Finance is committed to a high standard of excellence in the performance of these duties and responsibilities. Maintaining the public trust is our highest consideration.
The Finance Department’s mission is to foster and preserve public trust and confidence through innovative and responsible financial management systems that ensure delivery of efficient, effective services responsive to the needs of the citizens in accordance with the best-recognized principles of governmental finance.
The Finance Department is responsible for all financial accounting and reporting for the parish, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, records management, information systems, and purchasing.
This department handles a budget of $37.3 million and is responsible for the end-of-year financial/annual reporting for other departments.