The Finance Department is comprised of four divisions: Accounting, Information Systems, Purchasing, and Utility Billing.


The Finance Division is responsible for the administration of all financial affairs of the City, including:

  • Accounting Policies and Procedures
  • Cash and Investment Management
  • Financial Reports
  • Internal Audits
  • Payroll

Annual Reports

  • Monthly Financials
  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
  • Annual Budgets

For additional information, contact the Accounting Division or call 904-247-6274.

Information Systems

Information Systems provide the overall management of information technology for all City departments. It currently has five employees who maintain the City's i520 iSeries computer system, manages the SunGard Public Sector application suite, network, websites, and email administration, and provide technical support to employees citywide. Long-range information system planning is a primary concern of this division.


The Purchasing Division is responsible for a variety of activities which include:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Bid / RFPs (Requests for Proposals) Listing
  • City Auctions
  • Vendor Information Sheet

For additional information, contact the Purchasing Division or call 904-247-6227.

Utility Billing

The Utility Billing Division is primarily responsible for serving the City's approximately 34,000 electric, water, sewer, and sanitation customers. Such services include:

  • Beaches Energy Services
  • Billing
  • Collections
  • Customer support

The division also collects payments for other City services:

  • Animal license tags
  • Building permits
  • Local Business Tax
  • Recreation fees

For additional information, contact the Utility Billing Division or call 904-247-6241.