Finance Division

Last Updated on: 3/3/2014 9:39:29 AM

City of Duluth Budget Reports 

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Other Finance Documents

Through the Director, the division provides leadership and management for all divisions within the Finance Department, and is responsible for the promotion, security and preservation of the financial assets and interests of the City.  The division provides budget and operations analysis as requested by the Administration for all city departments, and performs the staff function relative to budget planning, development, forecasting and maintenance.  The division issues and manages the debt program to service the needs and functions of the City.

Properly audits, accounts, and records accounting and payroll transactions in accordance with the City Charter, City Code, and Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards. Responsibilities include processing payroll, processing vendor payments, grant reporting, and monitoring internal controls over City assets, contracts and records. The City Auditor’s Office annually prepares the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report which is audited by the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor.

Performs the materials requisition and procurement functions for the city. The emphasis is placed on value purchasing and encompasses purchasing the highest quality materials and services at the lowest possible cost. The division is also responsible for the disposal of excess or obsolete materials. To view the purchasing website click here.

The Treasury has custody of all City funds, assures their effective use and security and provides organizational cash management, investment services and banking relations. The Division administers and collects authorized local taxes, calculates and files required State and Federal taxes and manages other tax collection records. The Treasury is also the public source for recording and reporting per parcel assessment debt outstanding.

Peggy Spehar
Chief Financial Officer
City Hall, Room 107
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802


City Auditor
Wayne Parson
(218) 730-5450

Budget Manager
Cheri Bushman
(218) 730-5195

Purchasing Agent
Dennis Sears
(218) 730-5340

City Treasurer
Brian Hansen
(218) 730-5350

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