Finance Department


The Finance Department is responsible for all fiscal transactions and general accounting for the City of Schenectady.

Primary duties of the Finance Department include:

  • Working with department heads and the Mayor to develop annual budget recommendations
  • Preparing the City’s Annual Financial Report
  • Managing City assets
  • Investments and debt issuance
  • Overseeing City tax collections
  • Performing financial analysis
  • Monitoring and forecasting City revenues and expenses
  • Preparing fiscal reports
  • Processing payroll

The Finance Department also serves as liaison to:

  • Audit Committee
  • Division of Budget
  • External auditors
  • State Agency Comptroller
  • Tax and Finance
  • The City Council Finance

The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is one of three Commissioners within City government and has responsibility for the following departments:

  • Accounts and Disbursements
  • Assessment
  • Development
  • Human Resources
  • Purchasing
  • Receipts