Accounting

Vision

The Accounting Division provides support to agencies regarding financial obligations as directed by government regulations, and by the direction of the Mayor. As a central repository for accounting and fiscal reporting, the Controller's Office sets accounting policies and monitors for compliance to ensure the safety of City resources. Records of the City will be maintained for the highest level of accuracy.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The annual audit report is the annual report on the use of public resources and provides a complete and accurate picture of the City's financial status and fulfills our continuing disclosure requirements.

2019 CAFR(PDF, 5MB) 2018 CAFR(PDF, 2MB) 2017 CAFR(PDF, 4MB) 2016 CAFR(PDF, 7MB) 2015 CAFR(PDF, 5MB)

Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

The PAFR report is the summarized report of the use of public resources that provides a snapshot overview of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report results that is readily accessible and understandable.

2019 PAFR(PDF, 6MB) 2018 PAFR(PDF, 1MB) 2017 PAFR(PDF, 938KB)

Bond Issues

General Information Concerning the City of Lincoln

Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)

The City of Lincoln offers direct deposit for our vendor payments. If you are interested in taking advantage of this service, please complete the Authorization Agreement form below. You will need to attach either a voided check or specific bank contact information so that we can verify the bank routing and account numbers. In addition, please provide a current IRS Form W-9. A link to the form on the IRS website is provided below.

If you sign up for this service, all payments that you receive from the City of Lincoln will be processed as a direct deposit to your account. Payments will be deposited to your account on Thursday of the week you are paid. Remittance information with a detailed breakdown for the amount being paid is e-mailed to the contact you provide on the authorization agreement.

Please return the completed Authorization Agreement by mail to:

City of Lincoln Finance Department
Attn: Accounts Payable
555 South 10th Street, Room 103
Lincoln, NE 68508

Completed authorization agreements may also be submitted by email to  accounting@lincoln.ne.gov  or faxed to 402-441-8325.

Forms

 Authorization Agreement For Pre-arranged Deposits(PDF, 503KB)

IRS Form W-9

Giving regulatory requirements the highest consideration, the City Accounting Office will be the provider of financial information and services to our customers in an increasingly efficient and accessible manner, utilizing the latest technology and most effective business practices.
  • Maintain the credibility of financial information provided.
  • Improve the timeliness of financial reporting.
  • Increase the efficiency of services provided to our customers.
  • Improve accessibility to information by our customers.
  • Facilitate communications between Accounting and our customers.
  • Analyze new technology for opportunities to improve processes.
  • Evaluate business practices on an on-going basis.