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About the Auditing Division

The purpose of the Auditing Division is to provide independent, accurate, and timely oversight of the City's financial interests. The Auditing Division provides the controllership and audit functions for the City, as well as for each of its departments. Operating under the Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), the division ensures that all financial transactions are undertaken in accordance with local, state, and federal laws, and to protect against potential fraud or misuse of City resources.

The Auditing Division is responsible for maintaining and administering a financial account and management information system for all City departments, boards, and commissions. Among other responsibilities, Auditing oversees and processes all transfers of City funds from one budget code to another, processes payment of all City invoices, coordinates the City’s external audit and prepares the City’s annual financial statement.

The Auditor also serves as Finance Director for the City. In this role the Finance Director is responsible for coordination of each of the City’s financial operations within each Finance Department Division (Auditing, Assessing, Purchasing and Treasury). Responsibilities include management of the City’s Health Insurance Benefits, Long-term Capital Planning, and annual budget preparation and control.

Contact Information
Edward Bean
Director of Finance, Auditor

Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Phone Number

93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
United States

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