Accounting Services Division

The Accounting Division of the Finance Department is responsible for 3 activities - accounting operations, reconciliation and financial reporting. Key functions of this division are:
  • Responsible for the operations and maintenance of the City's financial information system and accounting records. Including general ledger, travel, accounts payable/receivable and payroll
  • Identifying, tracking and reporting on the financial condition and results of City operations. Preparing special reports, quarterly reports, audits of grants and capital projects and the City of Durham Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Coordinating the annual audit conducted by external certified public accountants
  • Developing and implementing City accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure the integrity of City financial operations and compliance with all legal requirements
  • Reviewing and monitoring City accounting activities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and mandates