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Accounting in the Department of Financial Services is responsible for the centralized administration of all City financial operations. The mission of the department is to administer the financial affairs of the City in such a manner that promotes stewardship and accountability by the use of strong internal controls; accurate, timely and useful financial reports, and demonstrated compliance with all laws, regulations and standards related to financial obligations. The department monitors internal controls to ensure City of Shelton assets and resources are safeguarded against waste, loss, unauthorized use, and misappropriation.

The City of Shelton has had fifteen audits in a row with no audit findings from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. We thank the employees of the Financial Services Department’s hard work and attention to detail for being responsible for another great audit report.

Accounts Payable

Accounts payable is responsible for auditing and processing all invoices, statements, and other payments related to the conduct of city business for all city departments. For assistance call (360) 432-5128.

Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable is responsible for tracking and posting of all payments due to the City of Shelton.
For assistance call (360) 426-4491.

Capital Assets

Fixed assets is a very important financial services function. The fixed asset program maintains an inventory of all city assets that include buildings, equipment, infrastructure, furniture, tools, and vehicles.

Payroll Services

Payroll services is responsible for preparing and processing the monthly payroll for all departments of the city. This program is also responsible for providing employees with accurate payroll information, including new employee enrollment, assisting departments in complying with city, state and federal payroll regulations, auditing time-keeping records for accuracy and control. For assistance call (360) 432-5112.

Utility Accounting

Utility accounting provides all accounting services to the city's water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drain utilities. They are responsible for pricing and invoicing service installations and repairs, maintaining the BARS accounting system for each utility, balancing financial records.