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File #: 22-2877    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/1/2022 In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 8/8/2022 Final action:
Title: Resolution to Appoint Jody Picarella, CPA as Finance Officer
Attachments: 1. FO Resolution
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TO: Mayor and Members of City Council

THRU: Douglas J. Hewett, ICMA-CM, City Manager

FROM: Jay C. Toland, CMA Assistant City Manager

DATE: August 8, 2022

RE:
Title
Resolution to Appoint Jody Picarella, CPA as Finance Officer
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Relationship To Strategic Plan:
Goal V. Sustainable Organizational Capacity
Objective A. To ensure strong financial management with fiduciary accountability.

The Finance Department's mission is to serve as stewards of the City's financial resources and provide timely and meaningful financial information to allow City management to maximize those resources in service to the community.



Executive Summary:
North Carolina General Statute 159-24 requires that each local government or public authority appoint a Finance Officer. The attached resolution will formally appoint Jody Picarella, CPA as the City's Chief Finance Officer.



Background:
Mrs. Jody Picarella, CPA has been employed with the City of Fayetteville since 8/14/2017 and has served the Finance in various capacities and is currently the Assistant Finance officer.

As North Carolina General Statute (NCGS) 159-24 requires that each local government or public authority appoint a Finance Officer, the attached resolution is submitted to Council to formally appoint Mrs. Picarella as the City's finance officer. NCGS 159-24 lists the following finance officer powers and duties:

(1) Keep the City accounts in accordance with generally accepted principles of governmental accounting and the rules and regulations of the Local Government Commission.
(2) Disburse all City funds in strict compliance with NCGS 159 - Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, the budget ordinance, and each project ordinance and shall preaudit obligations and disbursements as required by NCGS 159.
(3) Prepare a statement of the financial condition as often as may be requested by the Council or City Manager.
(4) Receive and deposit a...

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