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Finance Department

City Hall North - 1600 Truxtun AvenueOur 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, Assistant Finance Director

Office Location:
Finance Department
1600 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301

Mailing Address:
Finance Department
P.O. Box 2057
Bakersfield, California 93303

Phone: (661) 326-3742
FAX: (661) 852-2040


Administration Division 

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.

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.

Treasury Division 

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.

Purchasing Division 

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.

Department Phone Numbers
Accounts Payable (661) 326-3741

Accounts Receivable

(661) 326-3758

Administration

(661) 326-3742

Assessment Districts

(661) 326-3735

Payroll 

(661) 326-3748

Property Management


(661) 326-3061


Purchasing


(661) 326-3746 


 Treasury
 (661) 326-3762