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The Township’s Finance Department conducts all Township financial activities accurately, timely and effectively in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles and sound business practices for municipal entities, while maintaining controls to protect Township assets.  The Finance Department thinks of itself as an operational catalyst; it facilitates change without taking a highly visible role. The department is instrumental in many behind the scenes tasks that allows the Township as a whole to keep moving along. Some of these tasks include:

Paying of Township bills
Payroll Administration
Pensions
Cash collection and investing
Central purchasing
Township receptionist
Pricing for Township services
Assistance with financial planning
Budget administration
Accounting rule and law implementation
Financial reporting
Audit coordination
Debt administration
Grant tracking
Sewer and Refuse billing
Ambulance membership and billing

The Finance Department handles a variety of services for township residents including, the billing and payment of refuse and sewer services, processing ambulance memberships, donations, and billing insurance companies for ambulance services provided. We accept payments for parking tickets, building and zoning permits, and pavilion and barn rentals for Lower Allen Community Park.

Finance Department employees include the Accounting Specialist, Billing Analyst, Receptionist, and Finance Director. These individuals maintain a close working relationship with all other Township departments, as well as the elected Tax Collector, auditors, various State agencies, and other outside organizations such as banks and suppliers.

“Establishing a healthy public image, keeping up to date with public finance issues, and long-term financial planning are what I believe to be strong departmental attributes”, the Finance Director said. In the area of finance, the Township has continued to earn the Government Finance Officer Association’s, Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting, and has experienced two long-term credit rating upgrades by Standard and Poors in less than three years. Several significant measures have been implemented in the last year that will reduce pension costs without jeopardizing benefits. More such events are planned for the future.

 

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