Chief Financial Officer -
Assistant Chief Finance Officer - Claire Higgins
Senior Finance Aide - Darleen Hamilton
Finance Aide - Patricia A. Gravatt
Management Information Systems Coordinator -
Preliminary Official Statement, dated August 10, 2012, $25,320,000 in General Obligation Bonds
Finance Department oversees cash receipts, cash disbursements, investments,
budget, purchasing and payroll.
Monies collected by the various departments through out the township are
brought to the Finance department on a daily basis, then recorded and
deposited into the Townships various bank accounts. These monies
are then invested for future use, by calling surrounding banks looking
for the highest available rate on a given day.
Vouchers are processed and presented to the Township Committee at their
regular sessions which occur the first and third Thursdays of each month.
Payment vouchers must be presented to the Finance Department at least
one week before the meeting to be processed for payment. After approval
from the committee the checks are mailed to the various vendors. From
the records of these payments 1099 tax forms are prepared each year.
The Finance Department reviews the individual department budget requests
with the department head and makes any necessary adjustments. These requests
are then reviewed with the Township Administrator and Committee for final
approval before it is sent to the State.
Time sheets are prepared and turned in from all departments and reviewed
for any overtime or special hours. New employees are set up after receiving
paperwork from personnel. After each payroll is processed, payments are
made for Federal and State taxes. Once a month payments Public Employees
and Police & Fire Retirement Systems are made. Quarterly and yearly
reports as well as W2 tax forms are prepared here.
The Finance Department is responsible for all aspects of computerization
of the Township. Included with the responsibilities is forecasting future
needs of the Township, updating and enhancing the Townships Web
site and evaluating requests from the various departments for network
Township Municipal Offices
2261 Van Horne Road - Route 206 North
Belle Mead, NJ 08502