The Finance Department administers the financial activity of the Town of Hilton Head Island including the processing of all payrolls and accounts payable transactions and the maintenance of the financial accounting records. In addition, the Department monitors the budget throughout the fiscal year, processes business licenses, and provides assistance in procurement, financial reporting and other related matter. The Department is comprised of three (3) divisions: Administration, Accounting, and Revenue Collections.

Finance Systems & Reporting

Provide financial policy and exercise budgetary controls over all expenditures. Provide effective cash and debt management for the Town ensuring strong bond ratings are maintained. Compile accurate comprehensive annual financial reports and budgets in compliance with governmental standards, practices and recommendations.

Accounting Services

Provide administration of payroll, accounts payable, EMS billing and collections, Town audits, State reporting and grants. Provide accounting functions for Island Recreation Association. Manage and/or monitor Accommodations Tax Fund, Beach Preservation Fees, General Fund, Capital Projects, Land Bank Account, and Impact Fees. Provide effective accounting support to staff and committees.

Revenue Services

Collection of various Town-wide funds including beach preservation fee and insurance payments. Monitor the setoff debt collection program, maintain business license database, and ensure compliance with the business license ordinance through on-site inspections and audits.