Location:
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue - Suite 1200
Detroit, Michigan
48226
Phone:
(313) 224-2937
Fax:
(313) 224-4466
Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Description:

Mission Statement
The mission of the Finance Department is to sustain the City’s financial solvency, provide finance-based services to City Departments and facilitate growth in Detroit through the effective and efficient management of resources and processes that provide essential services, a safer environment and an improved business climate for a world-class city’s public and private sector customers.

The City of Detroit Finance Department manages the financial aspects of City government. All purchases, payments, payroll, pension administration, risk management, and debt management for the City of Detroit government are handled by the Finance Department.

The Finance Department is headed by an administrative unit that oversees eight divisions which are irreplaceable parts of a properly managed and operating municipal government.

Finance Department Divisions

Administration
Accounts
Assessments
Debt Management (including capital financing)
Income Tax
Pension
Purchasing
Risk Management (including worker's compensation)
Treasury

Norman L. White, Chief Financial Officer
(313) 224-3491

Thomas J. Lijana, Group Executive/Finance Director
(313) 224-6563

Richard A. Young, Chief Accounting Officer
(313) 224-3496

The Finance Department Administration Division is charged with managing the department. It sets priorities for the department and facilitates interaction with other City departments. The finance director, who is appointed by the mayor, heads the Administration Division. The Administration Division is also charged with assisting various economic development projects for governmental and quasi-governmental agencies.

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