The Accounting Division is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records and providing timely financial information to the public, bondholders, grantors, auditors, City Council and City Management.
This division is responsible for the areas of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, special assessments, fixed assets, cash management, investments, debt management and grant accounting.
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 is posted to demonstrate requirements of subsection 41-725 of Arizona House Bill 2572. Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C., Certified Public Accountants hired by the City of Chandler has issued an unqualified (clean) opinion of the report. They conducted the audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. In their opinion, the financial statements are presented fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the discretely presented component units and remaining fund information of the City as of June 30, 2020, and the respective changes in financial position and cash flows, where applicable, thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting" to the City of Chandler for its CAFR for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. This was the 38th consecutive year that the City achieved this prestigious award. The Certificate of Achievement is valid for a period of one year and therefore, an application has been filed with GFOA for the June 30, 2020 CAFR.
Single Audit Reports
Archived Single Audit Reports
Expenditure Limitation Reports
Archived Expenditure Limitation Reports
For general property information, please contact the Maricopa County Assessor's Office at 602-506-3406.
Valley Benchmark Cities Reports
The City of Chandler participates in the Valley Benchmark Cities (VBC) group that analyzes performance data across the 11 members’ cities and towns. The Trends Report includes comparative data for Fiscal Years (FY) 2014-15 thru FY 2018-19, across several different functional areas. As more data becomes available, the group's goal is to identify "best in class" performers and "best practices" which can potentially be spread to other cities.
For more information please contact Kristi Smith, Accounting Manager, at 480-782-2332.