The City of Lincoln Finance Department is proud to provide services to City and County residents and internal departments that is consistent, reliable and timely information.

The Finance Department is composed of six divisions: Accounting, Budget, City Clerk, City Treasurer, Information Services, and Purchasing. We strive to provide services to internal customers through support of both the City and County for information technology and purchasing. In addition, we seek to provide consistent, reliable and timely information in regards to City finances.


For the 39th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Lincoln for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2021. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. The Accounting Division of the Finance Department leads the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the City. 

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Our Mission

The mission of the Finance Department is primarily as a service provider to other departments within a City and County government and to citizens. We seek to support and enhance the effective and efficient operation of City/County government, maintain the City's fiscal integrity, preserve the City's bond rating, and provide consistent, reliable and timely information to the Mayor, City Council and the general public.


What We Do

  • Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable and Payroll
  • Debt Management and Policy Development
  • Budget Development and Analysis, Forecast, and Grant Writing
  • Process Licenses, Publicize Information and Process Documents
  • Information Technology Solution, Customer Service, Network Stability and Help Desk
  • Attain Goods and Services, Process Purchases and Audit Contracts
  • Cash Management, Investment Management and Revenue Collection