Finance provides financial management and operational support to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager, and city departments. Services provided by Finance 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


Holidays observed (offices are closed):

January 1, 2019
January 21, 2019
February 18, 2019
April 1, 2019
May 27, 2019
July 4, 2019
September 2, 2019
November 11, 2019
November 28-29, 2019
December 25, 2019
January 1, 2020

Finance Contact Information: 

Thomas F. Duensing, Deputy Internal Services Director-Finance
Phone: 480-350-8505
Mailing Address: PO Box 5002, MS 02-7, Tempe AZ 85280-5002

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.

Facilities Management  480-350-8286  Facility Maintenance Manager: Charlie Bladine
Facilities Management provides custodial and maintenance services that keep city facilities clean, safe and well-maintained.  Some of the services provided include plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems, preventive maintenance and cleaning.

Procurement   480-350-8324   Procurement 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   Risk Manager: Chris Hansen
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  Tax & License Manager: Gary Tasky
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.