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City of Bakersfield
Financial Services
1600 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301
[Locate City Hall North]

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday except Holidays

Finance Phone: 661-326-3742
FAX: 661-852-2040

Purchasing Phone: 661-326-3746
FAX: 661-852-2100



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Finance Department

Our goal is to provide support to the City Council and City departments in matters relating to revenue generation, budgetary accounting and reporting, investments, business licenses and permits, purchasing, and real property management.

Nelson Smith, Finance Director
Sandra Jimenez, Asst. Finance Director

Administration Division –(661)326-3742
Provides for effective and efficient management of the City’s fiscal resources through leadership and direction of staff resources; provides support to the City in matters relating to real estate and the purchase, sale and leasing of City-owned real property; and administers the protective provisions of City indentures.

Property Management – 661-326-3061

Accounting and Reporting Division
Provides for the accurate and timely accounting and reporting of all fiscal transactions for the City and related agencies; monitors special assessment district financing for investment compliance and timely bond calls by September of each year.  Processes bi-weekly payroll checks, weekly vendor payments and accounts receivable billings as scheduled.

Accounts Payable – 661-326-3741
E-mail inquiries to:

Accounts Receivable – 661-326-3758

Payroll – 661-326-3748

Assessment Districts – 326-3735

Treasury Division – 661-326-3762
Provides centralized cashiering, check distribution and investment of idle funds; administers and enforce the provisions of the Municipal Code relating to business licenses, transient occupancy tax and business regulatory permits.
Division's Internet Site

Purchasing Division – 661-326-3746
Administers the provisions of the City Charter and Municipal Code relating to the procurement of materials and services at the best value to the requesting department.
Division's Internet Site


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Links & Resources

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) and Component Unit Financial Reports (CUFR)

Employment Development Department - Payroll Tax Seminars