FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Department of Finance & Information Technology is responsible for managing the City’s financial and information technology operations in accordance with established policies and plans.
The Finance Department recommends fiscal policies to City management and implements such policies. The Department provides fiscal support to all City departments and programs and ensures that the fiscal affairs of the City are effectively managed in accordance with the City's municipal code, policies, and state and federal statutes.
Financial Planning and Reporting: Coordinates preparation and monitoring of annual budget (link); prepares the City’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) (link); coordinates annual and special audits; oversees grant financial reporting and compliance; prepares interim financial reports (link) and maintains and facilitates access to the City’s financial system and reviews potential agenda items to determine possible fiscal impact on the City.
Payroll: Processing the City’s employee payroll; filing monthly and annual reports with taxing authorities and regulatory agencies; coordinating employee benefit coverage and reporting with the Human Resources Department; processing payments for insurance benefits and withheld taxes; and providing payroll statistics to various departments and agencies.
Accounts Payable: Processing the City’s accounts payable and issuing checks to vendors; filing annual reports required by regulatory agencies; reviewing internal controls and adhering to established payable procedures; maintaining vendor files.
Accounts receivable: Maintaining organization-wide accounts receivable system, including managing utility billing as well as miscellaneous billings and receivables.
For Demand / Lien Information:
For Sewer / Trash Lien Information: Contact Burrtec at 760-256-2730
For Other Lien Information: Contact Hollie Villalobos at 760-255-5120
Finance Director Cindy Prothro (760) 255-5115
Assistant Finance Director Mary Stapp (760) 255-5116
Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable Hollie Villalobos at (760) 255-5120
Payroll Jacque Chamberlain at (760) 255-5119
Purchasing Lorraine Barnes at (760) 255-5117
Days and Hours of Operation
Monday -Thursday 7:30am -5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
The City of Barstow Information Technology (IT) Department is committed to improving the City’s Network Infrastructure while providing technical support to City Staff and The Barstow Police Department. The IT Department’s goal is to make information available in fast, accurate, and professional manner.
The Information Technology Division is accountable for maintaining the City’s internal computer system infrastructure and overseeing the City’s technical investments and systems. Divisional responsibilities include maintaining and monitoring a stable network environment; troubleshooting computer and system errors; working with staff to identify new technology that can better serve the City staff and constituents; and protecting the City’s technological assets.
In addition, the IT Division is responsible for ensuring the Barstow Police Division’s network remains fully operational on a 24hrs - 7days a week. The IT Division serves as an administrator for securing the integrity of the Police Division System while ensuring proper information is available to law enforcement personnel.
IT Manager Ava Reyes (760) 255-5129
IT Coordinator Tara Becerra (760) 255-5127
Days and Hours of Operation
Monday -Friday 6:00am -5:30pm