Finance Department

The Finance Department Staff is charged with administering and monitoring all aspects of the governmental finances to ensure compliance with North Carolina General Statute 159 and the Local Government Commission guidelines. The Staff is responsible for the reporting of the Town’s financial conditions to the Town Council monthly and annually to the external Auditors, including state and federal agencies that also monitor municipal financial conditions. The Staff ensures that all departmental purchases are within budgeted guidelines and are approved by the Town Council. 

Finance Director Tara Nichols prepared a presentation to help others better understand how local government finances are handled in North Carolina. The presentation is listed at the bottom of this page.

To request funding from the Town, please view the Non-Profit Funding Policy and Application.