FY12/FY13 Budget - Finance and Administration
The Department of Finance and Administration exists to support the citywide mission of providing exceptional municipal services and keeping Boise a safe and vibrant community. This is accomplished through a department staff that is committed to teamwork, expertise, consistency, balance and integrity.
- Moving toward resource driven budgeting.
- Basic financial systems produce reliable results.
- Knowledgeable staff.
- Good working relationships between liaisons and department staff.
- Diverse offering of products and services.
- Purchasing protocols not effective.
- Accountability for budget management not clearly defined.
- Budget and financial processes are time-consuming and tasks not value added.
- Planning process doesn’t focus on strategic plan.
- Policies and Administrative Regulations not fully embraced by all departments.
- Staffing reductions have negatively impacted performance of enforcement activities.
- Lack of commitment to fully fund life cycle costs for equipment, vehicles and IT infrastructure.
- Records Management implementation has stalled.
- Current Code revision demand exceeds resources.
- ERP will streamline financial processes.
- EMT/City Council demanding simplified, less time-consuming budget development and reporting.
- Explore in-sourcing opportunities.
- ERP will create staffing capacity in departments (Payroll, A/R, A/P and Purchasing).
- Centralized pool should reduce fleet density.
- ERP implementation may strain resources.
- Too many changes going on at once.
- Departments replacing centralized services with their own excess staff capacity.
- Key staff retirements pending in next three years.
- Economic downturn has increased workload, (Collections, NSF and Vendor protests) while staff has been reduced.