Accounting and Finance Department

The accounting & finance department is responsible for payroll and employee benefits, accounts payable, accounting and official financial reporting. The department is also responsible for preparing, monitoring and reporting of operating and capital budgets.

Budgets and Audits

Budgets run from July 1st through June 30th of the following year.  Budgets are prepared by the City Manager, the finance director, and directors and heads of the various departments within the city.  Once the budgets are outlined they are presented to the City Council through several budget meetings.  The City Council then either approves or denies the city budget at a public City Council meeting, usually in June prior to funds running out on June 30th.  Yearly budgets are posted on this website for public review.

The city budget and finances are audited annually by an independent third party accounting firm.  A report is generated and sent to appropriate state regulatory agencies and provided to the public.  Audit reports are posted on this website for public review.

View a PDF version of the Budget or Audit Report  

Budget 2016-2017 Audit Report 2016
Budget 2015-2016 Audit Report 2015
Budget 2014-2015 Audit Report 2014
Budget 2013-2014 Audit Report 2013
Budget 2012-2013 Audit Report 2012
Budget 2011-2012 Audit Report 2011
Budget 2010-2011 Audit Report 2010
Budget 2009-2010  Audit Report 2009
Budget 2008-2009  Audit Report 2008
Budget 2007-2008

 

Non-Profit Budget Allocation

The City of Cookeville has a process for non-profit budget allocation. Information for the FY 17/18 process is linked to below.