Finance

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Paul Abelson
Finance Director
Phone: (925)625-7010
Fax: (925)625-9859
abelson@ci.oakley.ca.us

DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY

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 20 years of experience in government finance.

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

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
  • Purchasing
  • Information Technology

GOAL

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

Purchasing - contact Paul Abelson

Accounting and Financial Reporting -  contact Janielyn Bayona

Billing and Collections - contact Janielyn Bayona

CONTACT INFORMATION

Senior Accountant     Janielyn Bayona     925-625-7014  bayona@ci.oakley.ca.us
Accounting Technician     Heylin Bermudez     925-625-7018 bermudez@ci.oakley.ca.us