The following information regarding the City’s financials is available to allow taxpayers to understand public services and spending decisions to a greater extent than ever before. Below you’ll find information showing the City’s financial well being through easy to understand summaries and charts as well as official documents related to the tax rates, annual budgets, audited financial reports, detailed lists of vendor payments, and other information. If you would like more detailed or specific information please fill out an Open Records Request.
The Finance Department manages the City’s financial operations while complying with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, and all applicable federal, state and city laws. We are involved in nearly every component of city business. Our responsibilities include: processes and controls, financial activities, general accounting, and reporting.
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Director of Finance Josie Carrizales
Josefina “Josie” Carrizales has served as the Finance Director for the City of Balcones Heights since 2019.
Carrizales brings to the City a broad range of experience in finance accounting, logistic management, and human resource management. She has served as the Assistant City Manager and Finance Director for the City of Pearsall since early 2017; she served as the Interim City Manager for the City of Pearsall in 2019 and was previously a Financial Accountant Manager for three years in the private sector. Before that, she was Honorably Discharged after seven years in the US Army where she was a Human Resources Manager and Logistics Manager and was deployed to Iraq twice. Additionally, she is the recipient of two Army Commendation Medals, among other honors.
Mrs. Carrizales earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting in 2017 and graduated cum laude with an Associates of Arts in business administration in 2014 from Grantham University. She successfully completed the Texas Tech University’s Certificate Program Institute of Governmental Finance in 2017. She is presently enrolled at the Texas State University Certified Public Manager program.
Carrizales is an active member in the Government Finance Officers Association, the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, the Texas City Management Association, the International City/County Management Association. A native of Premont, Texas; she now resides in Pearsall with her husband and two young boys.