The Finance Office is responsible for the Administration of the City’s Financial Records, including the financial information system, financial reporting, cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash receipts, expenditure monitoring, and fixed asset accounting.
The City of Pierre Fiscal Year runs January 1st thru December 31st. The annual budget is approved by September 30th for the following year. An audit is conducted annually by a contracted CPA Firm and completed by September 30th of the following year.
The Finance Office is also responsible for Municipal Elections, including setting election schedule, verifying petition signatures, confirming candidate eligibility, printing ballots, and managing polling locations. The City of Pierre coordinates and cost shares Municipal Elections with Hughes County and Pierre School District whenever possible.