The Finance Department's primary responsibility is to oversee and manage the financial-related activity of the Town, including budget, purchasing and contracts, grant administration, investments, revenue, payroll, debt, utility billing and collection, and other accounting and financial reporting. The Finance Department provides advice to the Town’s elected and appointed officials on issues affecting the current and future financial affairs of the Town. It also provides financial support to operating departments and reports accurate and timely financial information to the Town Council, management, citizens of Fort White, and other government entities.

The department maintains reasonable internal controls to safeguard the Town’s assets. It ensures the timely and accurate recording of transactions in accordance with generally accepted government accounting standards and applicable laws or regulations. Overall, the Finance Department’s mission is to provide sound financial management, assistance, and dependable advice relative to the town’s decision-making process with the best interest of the citizens and taxpayers.