Kentwood Finance Department

The Finance Department serves internal and external customers by managing the City's financial activities, and providing information for decision-making. These activities include:
  • Budget preparation & monitoring;
  • Financial reporting & audit administration;
  • Fiscal forecasting & capital planning;
  • Financial policy development, implementation & monitoring;
  • Technology development & support – keeping the City connected;
  • Purchasing – goods & services for City operations;
  • Accounts payable – payments to suppliers & others;
  • Payroll – payments to employees;
  • Pension & other post-employment benefits administration;
  • Cash management & investing;
  • Financial institution relationship management;
  • Debt issuance & administration; bond ratings;
  • Risk & claims management;

The City's Fiscal Year begins on July 1st each year and ends the following June 30th.

On the Documents tab above you may find and download copies of the City's Claim Form, General Fund Budgets, Financial Statements, Schedule of Capital Improvements, and Bond Ratings.

For more information, please call a contact person shown at the right.
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Contact Information

Finance Director
Thomas H. Chase, CPA
(616) 554-0766

Deputy Finance Director/Purchasing Agent
Bhama Cairns, MPA, CPA, ACMA, CGMA
(616) 554-0829

Accounts Payable
(616) 554-0774

(616) 554-0765

(616) 554-0772