Mission Statement

The Finance Department's mission is to create and sustain a dynamic fiscal structure to meet legal requirements and support attainment of the overall city mission. To that end, the department will apply recommended business practices in Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting, Asset and Risk Management and Debt Administration.

The department will support financial policy development that promotes fiscal security, long-term self-reliance and the efficient use of labor while providing the highest level of customer service and information.

Divisions & Responsibilities

The Finance Department of the City of Laconia is comprised of 6 major operational divisions:
  • Fiscal Control
  • Informational Technology
  • Personnel
  • Purchasing
  • Tax
  • Welfare
Responsibilities for the department and its operational divisions are established in the Administrative Code, Chapter 5, Section 5 to 8. In addition to serving the daily financial operational needs of the City, the Finance Department coordinates production of the annual operating and capital budgets, provides financial policy development assistance and analysis to the administration and City Council and accounts for all of the City's grants.