Accounting Department

The Finance Division consists of 3 areas: Accounting Department, Assessors Office and Treasurer’s Department.

Accounting Department Roles

Employee Payroll

The payroll area processes paychecks for all City employees. Paychecks are processed on a biweekly basis for Thursday distribution.

Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable area processes vendor payments on a weekly basis. Checks are normally mailed on Fridays.


The city budget is on a calendar year basis. The process begins with the departments preparing their budgets in August for review during each September and October by the Mayor and the Finance and Human Resources Committee.

The proposed budget is normally completed by each November and ready for a public hearing. Prior to the public hearing, copies of the proposed budget are available for review at the City Clerk’s and Finance offices in City Hall and the Library during normal hours.

After the public hearing and Common Council approval of the budget and associated tax levy, property tax bills are prepared and mailed about the 2nd week of December.

Financial Reporting

Year-end financial statements are prepared at the conclusion of the annual audit and are available for public review in the reference section at the Greenfield Public Library.

Financial Documents