The Comptroller maintains the city’s daily accounting systems and records, and the pays out authorized claims for the city. The office assists in preparing the city’s annual budget. Supervises the borrowing of funds for capital projects. Computes tax rates and oversees tax billing and collection procedures. Provides financial planning for capital budgets and debt services. Manages payroll procedures and preparation for city departments. Responds to public concerns about the city’s finances and provides financial updates to city officials and Council members.