The primary goals of the Finance Department are to ensure that the City's financial assets are protected through the implementation of sound financial policies and procedures and to provide users with meaningful financial data. The Finance Department serves as the primary advisor to the Mayor and City Council about financial issues.

Services Provided by The Finance Department
The Finance Department provides centralized financial services for all city departments and has responsibility for applying professional accounting practices to maintain the City's financial records. The department is responsible for items such as:

  • Provides annual budget preparation 
  • Internal financial reporting
  • External financial reporting, including the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report
  • Coordination of the annual financial statement audit
  • Review and monitoring of all invoices paid by the City
  • General oversight for revenue collection and billing processes
  • Grant monitoring support
  • Treasury management
  • Debt issuance and administration
  • Development and implementation of financial policies and procedures

FYE2022 Budget Information
Notice of Public Hearing- Maximum Levy Budget
FYE2022 Budget Materials
FYE2022 Maximum Levy Budget
FYE22 Published Budget

FYE2021 Budget Information

Waterloo Fiscal Year 2021 Published Budget

Proposed Budget State Forms FYE2021
FYE2021 Max Levy Budget Other Funds
FYE2021 Max Levy Budget General Fund
FYE2021 Additional Needs Budget Other Funds
FYE2021 Additional Needs Budget General Funds
FYE2021 Additional Needs Budget Change in Cost General Fund
Budget Options Council Requests March 5, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Property Tax Levy

Annual Comprehensive  Financial Report
The City received the Government Finance Officers Association Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 18th consecutive time for the Annual Comprehensive  Financial Report prepared for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. Please click on the links below to view the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for the years listed. (see Budgets & Reports)

Bond Rating Information
The City of Waterloo currently maintains an Aa2 rating on its outstanding general obligation bonds  as rated by Moody's Investor Services, Inc. Read the April 2023 Rating Action  here.
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Contact Information
City Hall
715 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4323
Fax: (319) 291-4571
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (319) 291-4323

Bridgett Wood, Finance Manager
Phone: (319) 291-4323

Kim Bahr, Financial Analyst – Budget, Accounts Receivable, Project Accounting
Phone: (319) 291-4323

Brent Bohlen, Financial Analyst - Cash & Investments, Revenue Accounting
Phone: (319) 291-4323

Emily Graham, Financial Analyst - Accounts Payable Pre-audit, Accounts Receivable
Phone: (319) 291-4323

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