The Finance Department is responsible for the administration, supervision, and coordination of the financial accounting, debt issuance, purchasing, treasury, information services, information technology. The Department’s operations are guided by Federal, State, and local laws. The Department also works with the State Auditors Office on compliance and control issues.
The Finance Director works closely with the Mayor and City Administrator and is responsible for overseeing the city’s budget, annual reporting, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, bond administration, insurance, grant administration, banking and investments, and information technology.
The Deputy Clerk, Assistant Deputy-PRSA Clerk, and Office Assistant assist the Finance Director with the day to day operations relating to payroll, accounts receivable/payable, utility billing, and other miscellaneous support functions.
Budget Transparency: Leavenworth Digital Budget Book
If you are looking for a specific financial document, such as our Annual Financial Reports, please visit our:
Budget Development / Audit Reporting
The City adopted the process of using a biennial budget beginning with the 2013-2014 budget year. The budget is adopted by the City Council typically in late November to early December of each even numbered year. The budget process includes a review of the second year’s budget with the inclusion of a public hearing in each of the odd numbered years. The City follows certain rules and regulations that are set by the Washington State Auditor’s Office using the Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System (BARS) manuals and financial reporting packages.
You may view the current available budget documents by downloading the documents located in the Document Portal on the top right side of this page. If you have any questions or concerns about the budget or the budget process please contact the Finance Director.
Similar to the budget process the City is audited on a biennial basis with audits occurring in odd numbered years for the previous two calendar years. The audit process generally gets underway near the end of the calendar year in which it begins and can sometimes be carried into the beginning of the following year. The City’s last audit covered the 2019 – 2021 calendar years and the official audit reports from the Washington State Auditor’s office are located in the Document Portal on the top right.