The Finance Department for the City of Balcones Heights strives to serve our community with a spirit of excellence, integrity and professionalism. The Department is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information and support to other city departments, citizens and the community at large while supporting the strategic goals and objectives of the City Council.
About the Department
The Finance department is responsible for all financial and accounting services and various financial reports-both internal and external, while adhering to the principles of customer service, quality, integrity, teamwork and collaboration. The department encourages cooperation with the other city departments as well as the personal and professional growth of its employees. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service to other departments, City Council and the citizens of Balcones Heights.
The Finance Department prepares and presents the budget, administers the budget during the appropriation period and the reporting of the actual activities as it relates to the budget. Services and other responsibilities include: cash and investment management, processing payments for supplies and services, fees collected for licenses and permits, court fine collections, tax collections, and payroll. The Finance Department complies with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, and all applicable federal, state and city laws.