Finance Department
The Finance Department has the overall responsibility for all accounting and finance matters relating to the City.  This responsibility is discharged in accordance with the federal and state regulations, the City Charter, Ordinances enacted by the City Commission, directives from the City Manager, and consistent with Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards as established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.  Specifically this responsibility includes but is not limited to:
  • Accounting control over the automated financial system, including systems development.
  • Active cash and investment management.
  • Supervising accounts receivable, cash receipts, accounts payable, cash disbursements, payroll, special assessments, and licensing.
  • Debt administration.
  • Budgeting, including publication of the Official Annual Budget Document.
  • Reporting, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Interim Financial Reports on a monthly basis, and the Capital Projects Status Reports.
  • Internal and administrative control.
  • Staff support for the following boards appointed by the City Commission:  The Development Corporation of Harlingen, Inc. Firemen's' Relief and Retirement Fund.
  • Support to the Health Insurance Fund on matters of financial and/or accounting significance.
  • Supervision of the Management Information System (MIS), Municipal Court, Purchasing Department and the Warehouse.
  • Preparing requests for Proposal, analyzing the Proposals and recommending awarding of contracts to the City Commission for the following:  Contract for Banking Services ( Depository Agreement); Contract for Collection of Current Property Taxes and Delinquent Property Taxes; Contract for Professional Auditing Services.
  • Planning, coordinating and participating in the client side of the Annual Financial Audit performed by Independent CPA's in a manner to achieve cost containment/savings.
  • Tax Assessor Function, including the calculation and publication of the Effective Tax Rate/Rollback Rate/Notice & Hearing Limit Rate, including compliance with "Truth in Taxation" Laws  and other matters pertaining thereto.
  • Relating with the Harlingen Tax Office administered by the United Government Services of America, Inc. Other Property Tax Matters, including fielding calls from taxpayers regarding complaints and /or information on how the Texas Property Tax System works.
  • Administrating Industrial District Agreements (Non-Annexation Agreement), including determining and billing for Payments in Lieu of Taxes.
 
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND REPORTS
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The information contained in each document is current as of the date of the document and may not be applicable thereafter.

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Elvia Trevino, Finance Director

Phone: # (956) 216-5064

E-mail Address:   etrevino@myharlingen.us

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