Financial Management

Division Functions:
  • Prepare the annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) that provides detailed information on the transactions and events affecting the Town’s funds and account groups (click on left link to view CAFRs)
  • Provide guidance, research, and financial analysis to the organization and the Town in order to position the Town to take advantage of future opportunities
  • Manage the Town’s cash and debt and prepare a financing plan to the Town Manager for review and consideration within the capital improvement plan (CIP)
  • Schedule bond issues consistent with the CIP financing plan, prepare official statements for bond issuance, and meet with rating agencies to attain rating for bond sales
  • Guide the overall financial affairs of the Town and adhere to all laws and regulations
  • Assist the Town Manager in the coordination and the development of the Town’s budget
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting to the Town Manager, as well as on an as needed basis
  • Maintain and update appropriate internal controls, financial policies, and procedures
  • Assure that Town funds are used for appropriate purposes and are recorded within approved budgetary functions/objects
  1. Patricia Sunderland

    Finance Director
    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1206

  2. Finance

    Physical Address
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879

    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1209
    Fax: (401) 792-9646