The Finance Department is responsible for maintaining all accounting records for the Town of Gates. The Town Comptroller, Art Plewa, is appointed directly by the Town Supervisor and is confirmed by the Gates Town Board. This department is responsible for the daily financial transactions of the town, which include: maintaining all accounting records, payment of bills, reconciliation of bank statements, and monitoring cash flow and investments. The Comptroller works with each of the department heads and the supervisor in the preparation of the annual town budget. This department works with state and independent auditors to ensure that all town financial transactions are in accordance with approved accounting principles.

Under the direction of the Comptroller is Lesley Love, Finance Clerk, whose responsibilities include Accounts Receivables / Payables, Vendor Setup and Liaison for departmental expenses along with pre-audit of PO’s and short forms.

The Human Resources/Personnel Office under director, James Donovan, works closely with the Finance Department. This office is responsible for the payroll and benefits of approximately 115 full-time and 135 part-time and seasonal employees. This department is responsible for various personnel activities including employee benefits, health, workers compensation and disability insurances and provides employees with valuable information pertaining to employment within the Town of Gates.

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