Patricia Varney has over 27 years experience in public sector, of which 20 years has been in the capacity of Finance Director with three other governmental jurisdictions in South Florida. Her experience besides accounting includes preparation of city’s annual operating budget, five year capital improvements, investment of city’s surplus funds and debt issuance. Ms. Varney graduated from Barry University with a Business Management degree and is a Certified Government Finance Officers at the State of Florida.
The Finance Department is comprised of four divisions: Administration, Accounting, Budget and Stormwater Billing. The department provides debt management, cash management, accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and storm water billing. The Finance Department provides financial management and policy support, and financial information to the City Manager, departments, the public and other agencies. This department monitors spending and ensures the most efficient and effective use of city funds.