The Finance Department is responsible for providing the City, and its agencies (including the Redevelopment Agency and the Public Financing Authority), with the fiscal oversight and controls necessary to ensure sound financial management. The Finance Department oversees budgeting, accounting, revenue collection, and protection of city-wide assets. The Finance Department is responsible for managing the City’s fiscal resources in a prudent and effective manner and undergoes an external audit every year. The Finance Department also provides internal support for all city departments and reporting services to enhance accountability and assist with strategic planning and decision-making. The Finance Department is committed to providing financial information in a timely manner and to providing positive customer service to both external and internal customers.