The Finance Department works under the direction of the City Manager for the City of Soledad. It is the goal of the Finance Department is to maintain accurate financial information so that the city staff and Soledad City Council can make informed financial decisions. The Finance Department is responsible for the preparation of the annual budget. Also, the Finance Department works with external auditors to make sure a timely audit of the city’s financial records is completed. The Finance Department is also active in overseeing information technology services as well as evaluating current lease arrangements.
The City Council has delegated management authority and responsibility for implementing the investment policy to the Finance Director, who will establish written procedures for the operation of the investment program consistent with this investment policy and the requirements of applicable laws.