Provides direction and cohesion for the department by
supplying general supervision and direction over the other six
divisions of the Finance Department. In addition, the
Administration Division protects the financial interests of the
City-Parish through monitoring the legislative process.
Performs all the activities normally associated with a
governmental accounting unit. These activities are
interrelated and include preparing, analyzing, recording,
summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial transactions of
the city, parish, various grants, and special districts. The
Accounting Division maintains accounting systems in accordance with
the best-recognized practices in governmental accounting.
Prepares and monitors the annual operating budgets for the
General Fund and the many special funds of the City-Parish
government. In addition, the Budgeting Division reviews and
recommends action on all budgeting amendments, performs cost
analyses for proposed projects, and, in general, supplies budgetary
information to the Administration, the Council, and the general
public as requested.
Performs independent appraisals to evaluate City-Parish
programs, activities, and functions. Its purpose is to
establish stronger internal controls, improve the efficiency of
City-Parish operations, and promote governmental accountability.
Performs audits of businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish
for taxpayer compliance with local sales, use, occupational license,
insurance premium, and hotel-motel tax ordinances.
Collects, receives, and forwards to the City-Parish
Treasurer all revenues paid to the city and parish. Among the
revenues directly collected by the Revenue Division are sales and
use taxes; hotel-motel taxes, special assessments (paving, sewerage,
street lighting, etc.), taxicab franchises, public utility taxes,
parking meter collections, and land rentals. The Revenue
Division also receives funds paid to other agencies and departments
of the government and administers, collects, and enforces
occupational license taxes and insurance premium taxes.