The Finance Department provides for the accounting of all revenues and expenditures of the City. Specific functions include the proper management of the City's investments; long-term financial planning; assisting the City Manager in preparation and execution of the annual Budget; supervision of the City's Insurance and Retirement Programs; retirement of Debt Service Accounts and the collection of taxes, assessments, fees, grants, reimbursements, and all other income or revenue of the City.
In addition, the Finance Department maintains the accounting records of the City, collects receivables, prepares the payroll; audits all claims against the City and pays all bills. The Department is also responsible for customer billing, collection and accounting for Water and Sewer Utilities.
Other City of Gatlinburg Finance Department services include:
Selling fishing licenses, parking permits
Collecting City fines, Property Taxes, Gross Receipts Taxes, Restaurant Taxes, Amusement Taxes and Hotel/Motel Taxes
Collecting Water, Sewer, and Sanitation fees
Receiving payments for Ambulance bills, Tourist Residency permits
Calculating and producing Utility bills.
Maintaining and issuing payroll records and checks
Issuing financial and budget reports
Maintaining accounting records for the city
Performing treasury functions for the city
Maintaining debt service records for the city
Finance Department Staff
Robert Holt, Director of Finance
Steve Edwards, Assistant Finance Director/Treasurer
Michele Diebold, Human Resources Director
Kathy Lindsey, Property Taxes, Beer Permits, & Tourist Residency Permits
Delea Patterson, Vendor Payments
Kindra Smith, Business Taxes & Licenses
Susan Brandenburg, New Water Services
Mike Hinkle, Computer Services