Finance Department

Accomplishments for 2023

Tyler Munis ERP Software

  • Completed initial implementation of Tyler Munis ERP software, replacing the existing Infor ERP software. Tyler Munis covers comprehensive accounting functions, including cash receipting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking, budget tracking, and project tracking.
  • The project, which began in July 2022,  became operational by its deadline of October 1, 2023.

Departmental Awards

  • Received Government Finance Officers Association awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the September 30, 2022, Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and the Distinguished Budget Award for the September 30, 2023, Annual Budget.
GFOA Budget Award Certificate FY 2023

Other projects

  • Conducted analysis and accounting for a new Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncement on subscription-based information technology arrangements. The required disclosures will be included in the September 30, 2023, Annual Financial Report.
  • Managed accounting for construction and transition to operations of the DoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center Hotel. This included consolidating accounting for the Abilene Convention Center Hotel Development Corporation and the downtown hotel project, along with addressing new reporting and continuing disclosure requirements.
  • Converted a staff position to a supervisor role in Municipal Court to assist the Court’s Division Manager and provide backup management in case of their absence.
  • Successfully navigated changes in Municipal Court procedures with the appointment of a new Municipal Court Judge.
  • Progressed toward fully staffing Lake Patrol and Marshal positions in line with the Marshal Division’s goals.
  • Ensured City compliance with financial policies, reporting, and disclosure requirements.