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The Finance and Administration offices are located at Fayetteville City Hall. The Finance Department mission is to provide quality service to all customers at the highest achievable levels of customer satisfaction through the continuing progress and contribution of its employees.  To provide the citizen-customer with the state of the art financial management, financial reporting, and cost effective acquisition of goods and services for the City government consistent with local, state and federal laws and governmental accounting and regulatory requirements.  To provide service excellence and to work as a team with other departments in achieving the City’s mission.

The Finance Department administers the financial affairs of the City of Fayetteville under the direction of the Finance Director.  This encompasses investing all City funds; maintaining accounting and financial records; billing and collecting; maintaining an encumbrance system for purchasing; processing accounts payable each week; preparing biweekly payrolls; preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Government Finance Officer’s Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA); issuance of and collections related to Occupational Tax (business license) and City Utility Billing and other administrative duties that include Human Resources, Municipal Court and Information Technology.

The City of Fayetteville has received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting for 22 consecutive years for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The City of Fayetteville has also received the Government Finance Officer’s Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 12 consecutive years.


Finance Director
Mike Bush


Assistant Finance Director
Carleetha Talmadge