The Finance Department’s responsibility to the Town of Bel Air and its citizens is to ensure that adequate controls exist in order to protect the town’s funds and maintain adequate and accurate records of all financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The department must maintain strict cash controls, diligent monitoring, and reconciliation of monies to maintain adequate cash flow.
The Finance Department is responsible for:
Billing and collection of real and personal property taxes
Billing and collection of sewer utility and user benefit fees
Collecting of all other town revenue
Accounts receivable and accounts payable
Maintaining bank accounts
Managing and investing town funds
Accounting of all financial transactions
Maintaining general ledger accounts
Maintaining the town’s capital assets database
Assisting in the preparation of the annual budget
Coordinating the annual audit
Any checks should be made payable to Town of Bel Air. A $25 charge is assessed for all returned checks.