Paul Abelson joined the City Staff in September of 2005, after having spent 16 years working with Contra Costa County. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, majoring in Accounting, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) with more than 25 years of experience in government finance.
The Finance Department is responsible for performing the following functions in accordance with City policies:
- Accounting and Financial Reporting
- Treasury and Investment Management
- Budget Development and Management
- Financial Planning and Analysis
- Debt Management
- Business License Administration
- Billing and Collection
- Risk Management
- Information Technology
The Finance Department provides support services citywide with the goal of intelligent and prudent financial management.
DID YOU KNOW?
The City posts a wealth of financial information online, including: CAFR's, Budgets, Long Term Financial Plans, Financial Policies, Investment Reports, Official Statements, and Business License Applications. Such information may be found on the Financial Documents page.
CONTACTS FOR SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS
Business Licenses - contact Heylin Bermudez or Ashley Underwood
Purchasing - contact Paul Abelson
Accounting and Financial Reporting - contact Janielyn Bayona
Billing and Collections - contact Janielyn Bayona
|Senior Accountant||Janielyn Bayonafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senior Accounting Technician||Heylin Bermudezemail@example.com|
|Accounting Assistant||Ashley Underwoodfirstname.lastname@example.org|