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Finance Division
Responsibilities
The Finance Division is responsible for the accounting and reporting of:
  • All city revenue collections
  • Assets
  • Expenditure disbursements
  • Liabilities
  • Net assets

This division is responsible for the prompt and accurate collection of all monies owed the city and the proper disbursement of the same pursuant to the direction of the CFO or the Ways and Means Committee.

Additional Responsibilities
The Finance Division deposits the monies of the city in appropriate accounts, and establishes and maintains records of all monies collected and disbursed, including any uncollected taxes or special assessments made by the city in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices.

The Finance Division is also responsible for:
  • Cash and investment management
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • Coordination of all city borrowings
  • Payroll services

The Finance Division is the professional liaison with the city's independent external auditor, and prepares and publishes the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
Donna Looms Emerson, CPA
Finance Director
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116 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-724-3710
Fx: 843-720-3901