Finance Department

Finance Department

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The Finance Department, through its four Divisions, provides financial management, oversight, monitoring and reporting functions for the City's complex financial resources. The department accomplishes this objective by providing budgetary oversight, monitoring and preparation; purchasing and procurement expertise; accounting and financial reporting services; payroll and accounts payable services; and utility billing and business license customer service.

Administration Division

Finance Administration is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department. The Chief Financial Officer reviews operations to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as, City regulations and financial policies. Administration manages the annual operating and capital budgets, long-term financial plan, business enterprise system, citywide cost allocation study, fixed asset inventory, financial reporting, and annual audits.

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(714) 536-5630

Sunny Han, Chief Financial Officer
Email: [email protected]

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Accounting Services Division

The Accounting Services Division consists of General Accounting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Financial Reporting and Municipal Services. General Accounting is responsible for maintaining a system of internal controls that preserves and safeguards the City's assets. Accounts Payable is responsible for the processing of all City obligations for purchased materials and services. Financial Reporting prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), annual bond disclosures, and other financial reports. Payroll is responsible for the processing of employee paychecks, tax reporting, retirement plan payments, and maintenance of all relevant records related to payroll. Municipal Services processes all municipal services start-ups and disconnections (e.g., water, sewer, etc.), and handles most billing questions on the municipal services statements that include water, refuse, sewer, and utility tax billed amounts.

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(714) 536-5925
Zack Zithisakthanakul, Finance Manager - Accounting
Email: [email protected]

Utility Billing - Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Telephone (714) 536-5919 - press "9" to bypass recording and be placed into the queue to speak to a customer service representative


Budget Management Division

The Budget Management Division consists of Budget Management, Procurement and Reprographics. Budget Management is responsible for assisting the City Council and Executive Management team in managing the City's resources, developing and maintaining the City's long-range financial projections, and evaluating the fiscal impact of legislative initiatives and judicial decisions effecting municipalities. Budget Management coordinates the development and preparation of the annual budget. Routine revenue and expenditure reports are prepared and provided to City management and the City Council to assist with budget monitoring.  Procurement provides and/or coordinates the purchase of goods and services, coordinates the competitive bidding process, maintains the list of qualified vendors.  In addition, the Division administers office supply orders, manages the procurement card, leasing, equipment replacement, professional services, fuel management and copy machine programs. Reprographics provides printing services to all City departments, and mail operations provides for the daily collection, sorting, metering, and delivery of City interoffice, U.S. Postal Service mail and special deliveries (FedEx, UPS, and Overnight Delivery) for all City departments.

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(714) 374-1567
Serena Bubenheim, Acting Assistant Chief Financial Officer
Email: [email protected]


Business License Division

The Business License Division licenses all individuals or companies doing business in the City in accordance with the Huntington Beach Municipal Code, and may issue permits on behalf of other City departments. 

Business License - Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone (714) 536-5267

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Finance Department

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City of Huntington Beach
Finance Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5630
Fax: (714) 536-5934

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