Finance

Location: Chief Financial Officer: Hours: Contact:
City Hall
701 N 7th St, Suite 330
Kansas City, KS
66101
Kathleen VonAchen Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
P: (913) 573-5270 F: (913) 573-5003 E: Email
Finance

The Finance Department, under the leadership of the Chief Financial Officer, provides fiscal policy recommendations to the County Administrator, Mayor and Unified Government Board of Commissioners.

Finance is responsible for all financial activities and functions of the Government. This department prepares the budgets for the Unified Government, develops long term financial plans, recommends fiscal policy direction, develops and administers financial internal controls, provides research and analysis for citizens, pays all employees and vendors, collects all revenue, invests all idle funds, bills all taxes, records all receipts, expenditures and other financial transactions, prepares all financial reports, and raises all debt financed capital funds and equipment leases on behalf of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS.

The department also coordinates the financing and ongoing debt administration and reporting of all capital projects and reviews all Sales Tax Revenue Bonds (STAR Bonds), Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRB), Community Improvement District (CID), Transportation Development District (TDD), and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district applications in conjunction with UG Administration and the Economic Development Department. The Department also monitors, accounts, and complies with various economic development and TIF agreements. 

The Finance Department also seeks to maintain and improve upon the UG's credit ratings by Standard & Poor's (AA) and Moody's (A1) through proactive fiscal planning, strong liquidity, and encouragement of commercial and business development.

Our Mission:
Partnering  with UG departments in fulfilling their own missions, will optimize UG resources and act as the stewards of UG assets, will provide risk mitigation and act as consultants for strategic decision making; and will safegaurd and monitor the UG's financial resources by providing analysis to administration, elected officials, and the public.