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The Finance and Technology Department provides financial management, technology and operational support to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager, and City departments. Services provided by the Finance division include accounting, budgeting, long-range financial planning, cash management, purchasing, payroll, sales tax collection and auditing, business licensing, utility billing and collection, and risk management. The Technology division coordinates all of the City's information and telecommunications systems.

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Contact Information

Ken Jones, Finance and Technology Director     480-350-8504

Jerry Hart, Deputy Director - Finance     480-350-8505
Dave Heck, Deputy Director - Information Technology     480-350-8777       

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5002
Tempe, AZ  85280
Physical Address:
20 E. 6th Street, 2nd Floor
Tempe, AZ  85281 
Phone: 480-350-8350  FAX: 480-350-8915 
2014 Holidays observed:
    January 1, 20
February 17  
March 31
May 26
July 4 
September 1  
November 11, 27, 28
December 25

Our purpose: We provide excellent financial services and promote financial sustainability through sound fiscal administration, transparency, integrity, accountability and superior customer service

Accounting   480-350-8355   Controller: Karen Huffman, CPA
Administrative services include payroll, accounts payable, special assessments, accounts receivable, cash management, account reconciliation, and periodic financial reporting including utility rate analysis, and the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Budget   480-350-8881   Manager: Cecilia Robles
Responsible for preparation of budget documents, long-range financial capacity study, revenue forecasting, capital improvements program, benchmarking, budget monitoring, forecasting, and fiscal impact analyses.

Customer Services   480-350-8361   Customer Svcs Administrator: Tarja Nummela
Responsible primarily for billing and collecting charges for water, sewer, refuse and irrigation services. In addition, this division provides cashiering, customer inquiry and meter reading services.

Procurement   480-350-8324   Central Svcs Administrator: Michael Greene
Responsibilities include procurement and contracting of all materials, supplies and services for City departments with the sole exception of architecture, engineering and construction. Procurement is also responsible for the administration and compliance auditing of all terms for blanket contracts that have been established through competitive bidding.

Risk Management   480-350-8321  
Processing of property/liability claims against the City as well as worker's compensation claims. Risk Management is also responsible for employee safety and industrial hygiene.

Sales Tax & Business Licenses  480-350-2955
Administration and enforcement of the City of Tempe Code requirements related to the licensing of applicable business for privilege and use tax and transient lodging tax. In addition, the office is responsible for the issuance of several types of specialty business licenses related to liquor sales, amusements, massage, soliciting, etc.

Information Technology
Our purpose: We partner with City of Tempe departments to understand their business needs and to identify, implement and support efficient and effective technological solutions that enable departments to provide superior service using sustainable practices. 

Administration 480-350-8364
Coordinates all of the City’s information and telecommunications systems to ensure that the City receives the maximum benefit from its nearly $10 million annual investment in these technologies.

Business Solutions  480-858-2044  Manager: Cyndy Lawshe
Responsible for supporting – on a priority basis – the planning, analyzing, designing, developing and implementing of customized technological solutions for client business requirements.

Infrastructure and Operations  480-350-8237  Manager: Mark Wittenburg
Responsible for planning, designing, implementing and administering the City’s telephone, enterprise data network, computer and radio infrastructure.

Training and Automation  480-858-2133  Supervisor: Frankie Valenzuela
Responsible for providing computer training to Tempe employees for enterprise applications and overseeing all mail services and internal printing needs.

Last updated: 3/19/2014 11:07:48 AM