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Finance Department

Finance Department


Finance Department Mission

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide fiscal and financial support to the City Manager, City Council and all City departments. Timely and accurate financial information is provided through budgeting and financial reporting, forecasting and procedure development.


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 498 Talladega, AL 35161




Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Major Functions Of The Finance Department

Coordinate and prepare the annual Budget for the City Manager to present to the City Council, and for subsequent adoption by the City Council

Provide expenditure reports and monthly financial updates to the City Council

Monitor the City’s expenditures and financial information for budgetary control and decision making by the City’s management

Maintain an accurate and reliable general ledger, fixed assets inventory and other financial records

Develop and ensure adherence to financial and accounting policies and procedures

Coordinate the annual audit and issue the City’s audited financial statements as part of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Maintain, monitor and reconcile all City bank accounts and invest City funds

Issue accounts payable checks and maintain vendor files

Approve, classify, process and monitor all business licenses; mail business license renewal notices annually

Collect and process all taxes due to the City to include gas, tobacco, sales & use, lodging and rental

Conduct and/or oversee all audits on businesses

Enforce all laws regarding the licensing and taxing activity

Finance Department


Finance Department Members

 Finance Director

 Shaneeka Phillips

256-362-8186 ext.1025

Revenue Officer

Thai Fowell

256-362-8186 ext.1023


Accounts Payable

Sandy Owens

256-362-8186 ext.1021

Administrative Clerk

Karen Black

256-362-8186 ext.1021

 Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk

LeighAnne Jones

256-362-8186 ext.1024

General Fund Budget

More detailed budget information is available upon request. Please contact Romy Stamps, Finance Director