The Finance Department handles all the financial activities for the City.

We are here to serve you. Please contact us with any requests for information, questions, or suggestions you may have at 541-523-6541, email, or visit us at:
City Hall
1655 1st Street
Baker City, OR 97814

Current Budgets & Audit

2020-21 Adopted Budget


The Baker City 2020-2021 Approved Budget can be found HERE

The Baker City 2020-2021 Proposed Budget can be found HERE.

Additional information on the current funds and fund types can be found at this link: Description of Funds and Fund Types 2020-2021.

Link for Baker City Budgeting Basics - 2020 Baker City Budget Basics


Here are some of the activities performed by our department:
  • Provide receptionist services for the City
  • Receipt, categorize, and deposit revenue (100-200 items daily)
  • Bill for City services are billed every 8 weeks
  • Pay the City's bills (200+ checks prepared monthly)
  • Pay the City's employees' salaries and pay the employee benefit providers according to 3 union contracts and policies for the non-represented
  • Provide debt service accounting for the City's outstanding Local Improvement Districts and outstanding HUD loans.
  • Provide grant accounting and reporting
  • Provide accounting and reporting on the city's 4 trust funds
  • Provide financial services for our business activities: ambulance, water, wastewater, cemetery, and building permits
  • Account for and allocate the city's internal services: equipment maintenance and inventory
  • Budget for the next year and make modifications as needed to the current year's budget
  • Provide cost accounting for public works activities
  • Reconcile bank accounts and general ledger accounts
  • Invest cash set aside for future activities
  • Maintain a balanced general ledger that follows generally accepted accounting principles
  • Report on and analyze financial data
  • Prepare a comprehensive annual financial report

For additional information please view our staff information.

Org Chart 9.2020 FINANCE