The Finance Department establishes and maintains an accounting and reporting system in accordance with NC General Statutes, federal laws and regulations and generally accepted accounting principles. The Finance Department provides management with required financial information for strategic and operational planning, manages cash to maximize investment income and cash flow, records receipt of revenues and provides for disbursement of the Town's funds in accordance with policies and guidelines. The Finance Department provides financial management for all Town funds, including the Town’s investment and debt portfolios.
The Finance Department is divided into two divisions: Accounting and Customer Service.
The Accounting Division is responsible for general accounting, financial reporting, payroll and budget managment. All financial records for the Town are maintained and the Accounting Division prepares various financial reports including the Town’s annual financial statements. The accounting system is maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Customer Service Division
The Customer Service Division is responsible for utility billing and collection, residential services, tax collection and all other general customer inquiries.
J. Lee Connor, Jr., CPA, CGMA, MBA, Finance Director and Assistant Town Manager
Branden Chopelas, CPA Deputy Finance Director
Lori B. Nash, Financial Services Specialist
Crystal Bost, Accounting Technician
Hayley Lyerly, Customer Service Supervisor