The Finance Department ensures the financial stability of the City by managing the financial functions in a cost-efficient manner. The department is responsible for all financial activities, including maintaining all financial records, processing Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, and Payroll. The Finance Department is instrumental in the preparation of information required for the yearly financial audit; assists the City Manager in the preparation of the fiscal year budget, and works with each department to stay within budget parameters.
Finance Director, Rachel Gosselin brings over 10 years of experience within municipal government to the City. Rachael graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s Degree in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with a minor in Economics. Ms. Gosselin began her local government career at the City of Nashua, New Hampshire, where she assisted in the implementation of a large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project and the facilitation of document management software. Rachael has also served on the local government training committee and was an active member of the NH Municipal Association and the New England States Government Finance Officers Association. Rachael later served as the Finance Officer for the Town of Hollis, facilitating a refinance of municipal bonds, streamlining processes, and fully utilizing their accounting software. Ms. Gosselin is currently an active member of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association and continues to expand her knowledge by attending pertinent professional development and training courses.