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The mission of the Finance Department is to provide accurate and timely financial information, reports, advice, and service to departments to assist them in fulfilling their own missions; and to safeguard and monitor the City's financial resources by providing analysis to the City Manager, City Council, and the public.

The Finance Organization Chart is available for your reference.


The City of Des Moines, Iowa (“City”) website is not an official statement concerning City finances, policy, compliance, practices, services or procedures, and should not be construed as such. Communications made through this website's e-mail or messaging system is for convenience only and shall not be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City or any of its officers, agents, agencies, employees or representatives under any federal, state or local law, rule or regulation, or for any other purpose. 

For the purpose of federal securities laws, rules and regulations, the official source of the City’s municipal disclosure and market data may be found at the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website at

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The City does not endorse, approve, certify, or control external websites linked from this website, and does not guarantee the accuracy of such information.