The Finance Division provides financial management and operational support to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager, and city departments. Services provided by the Finance Division include accounting, long-range financial planning, cash management, facilities management, payroll, purchasing, risk management, sales tax collection and auditing, business licensing and utility billing and collection.

Property Tax Information
If you have any questions about your property tax notice or your appeal options, contact the Maricopa County Assessor's Office at 602-506-3406 or on the web at

2018 Holidays observed (offices are closed):

January 1, 15
February 19
March 30
May 28
July 4
September 3
November 12, 22, 23
December 25

Finance Purpose: We provide excellent financial services and promote financial sustainability through sound fiscal administration, transparency, integrity, accountability and superior customer service.

Finance Contact Information: 

Jerry Hart, Deputy Internal Services Director-Finance
Phone: 480-350-8505
Mailing Address: PO Box 5002, Tempe AZ 85280

Accounting   480-350-8355   Controller: Karen Huffman, CPA
Administrative services include payroll, accounts payable, special assessments, accounts receivable, cash management, account reconciliation, and periodic financial reporting including utility rate analysis, and the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Customer Services   480-350-8361   Customer Svcs Administrator: Tarja Nummela
Responsible primarily for billing and collecting charges for water, sewer, refuse and irrigation services. In addition, this division provides cashiering, customer inquiry and meter reading services.

Procurement   480-350-8324   Central Svcs Administrator: Michael Greene
Responsibilities include procurement and contracting of all materials, supplies and services for City departments with the sole exception of architecture, engineering and construction. Procurement is also responsible for the administration and compliance auditing of all terms for blanket contracts that have been established through competitive bidding.

Risk Management   480-350-8321  
Processing of property/liability claims against the City as well as worker's compensation claims. Risk Management is also responsible for employee safety and industrial hygiene.

Sales Tax & Business Licenses  480-350-2955
Administration and enforcement of the City of Tempe Code requirements related to the licensing of applicable business for privilege and use tax and transient lodging tax. In addition, the office is responsible for the issuance of several types of specialty business licenses related to liquor sales, amusements, massage, soliciting, etc.