Consistent Winner Since 1990 of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement
The Town of Tarboro Finance Department has consistently been honored for its comprehensive annual financial report by the Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada. The GFOA Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
The Finance Department is structured in three divisions and has eight employees. The Administration Division contains the Finance Director (department head). The Accounting Division is headed by the Accounting Manager and contains one Office Assistant IV and one Purchasing Agent. The Collections Division is headed by the Collector of Revenue and contains one Assistant Collector of Revenue and two clerks.
The Collections Division is responsible for collecting and handling all revenue for the Town, including utility billings (Electric, Water/Sewer and Solid Waste), property tax billings, assessments, privilege licenses, property rentals, rehabilitation loans, etc. The Collector of Revenue enforces the collection of these revenues using various procedures, including foreclosure and salary garnishment for failure to pay property taxes, and service disconnection for failure to pay utility billings. Maximizing the collection of all revenues allows the Town to keep its utility and tax rates as low as possible.
The Accounting Division is responsible for all accounting, payroll, utility billing, purchasing and data processing operations. This includes billing for taxes, processing all accounts payable and receivable for the Town. The division also provides customer services for utility users for billing inquiries, disputes and complaints.
The Finance Director plans and directs all operations in the Department. She is responsible for preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and assisting the Town Manager in preparing the Town's annual budget.