The Township of Hanover’s Finance Department, under the direction of the Certified Municipal Financial Officer (CMFO), oversees the township’s financial operations.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Finance Department establishes and maintains a general accounting system for the Township government and each of its departments. In doing so, it is responsible for the disbursement of all monies and controls all expenditures to ensure that budget appropriations are not exceeded.
Additional duties and responsibilities include the following:
Develops financial policies for recommendation to the Township Committee
Preparation of the annual budget
Prepares annual financial statements and annual debt statement
Process all tax and sewer payments
Provides the Township Committee with monthly statements of all receipts and disbursements
Safeguards the Township’s financial interests and investments to the fullest extent
Qualified Purchasing Agent
The Finance Department works closely with the Qualified Purchasing Agent who:
Advertises for bids
Is responsible for the acquisition of all materials, supplies, equipment and construction needed by the Township and on the most advantageous terms resulting from competitive bidding
Maintains records of purchases and deliveries
Performs all duties in accordance with the Public Contracts Law and Regulations thereof