Finance Department Responsibilities

The City of Mount Vernon’s Finance Department is where you can pay utility bills. The Finance Department provides a full range of financial and accounting services. It is responsible for budget development, payroll, accounts payable, asset control, general accounting, and utility billing. Here is a quick overview of the department "Finance Department information sheet"

City Clerk Services

In addition, the Finance Department provides city clerk services maintaining records of all city council meetings and adopted ordinances, resolutions, and contracts. The Director serves as the City Treasurer and is responsible for managing the city’s investments and cash assets.


Accounting services are the primary job of seven members of the Finance Department. They are responsible for processing over 97,000 utility bills, 3,375 paychecks, 13,000 vendor payments, and 2,250 business license applications annually.