The Business Operations Department is responsible for developing long-range financial plans, development and administration of the annual budget and tracking financial performance measures. The department performs all accounting functions including establishing and maintaining financial records, controlling and disbursing funds for payables and payroll, tracking the asset inventory and controlling and verifying receivables. This department prepares periodic and year-end financial statements and reports and manages the annual audit process performed by an independent auditing firm.
The Business Operations Department plays a pivotal role in planning and developing water rates, including generating revenue requirements, analyzing costs of service and the design of water rates in support of our plans for financing system operations and water resource planning.
Human resources functions including classification and compensation, employee benefits, and administration of policies and procedures also fall within the scope of the department.
The Business Operations Department also addresses risk management for the agency. It is responsible for administering the employees’ workers’ compensation program, and assesses insurance requirements for the agency. The department implements risk identification, measurement, and evaluation procedures to monitor loss control procedures for the agency.
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Denise Bergstrom, Finance Director