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Budget & Finance

The budget and finance department is led by the Town Manager and the Assistant Finance Director.  These individuals are responsible for the preparation of each year's annual operating budget and, along with our outside, independent auditor, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report that is submitted to North Carolina's Local Government Commission. 

The Town has bee awarded the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) since 2009. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report. This report must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements.


The Assistant Finance Director is responsible for all day to day financial operations of the Town.  This includes payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget preparation assistance, account analysis, internal auditing, water billing, the preparation of the annual financial report, and the filing of mandatory state/federal reports.

95 Walker Street Columbus, NC 28722 - P.O. Box 146 Columbus, NC 28722 Phone: 828-894-8236 Fax: 828-894-2797