Assistant Director Of Finance

The Assistant Director Of Finance oversees Accounting & Reporting, Accounts Payable, and Payroll. The City has received the Government Finance Officers Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting thirty three (34) times. The City continues to enter its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) in this award program on an annual basis. 

Accounting and Reporting

The Accounting and Reporting Division's primary goal is to provide accurate and efficient accounting and reporting for all public funds received for the City.  In addition, this division provides and maintains a systematic method of accounting for and controlling the City’s assets, and maintains the City’s financial system and security.

The monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual financial reports and the City's CAFR are published at:

Accounting and Reporting Documents:

Accounting and Reporting Contact Information:

Name Email Position Phone (501)
Ember Strange Assistant Director of Finance (501) 371-4557
Anita Worley Assistant Comptroller (501) 918-5258
Nancy Warfield Cash Accountant (501) 371-6834
Jean Swaebe Fixed Asset Accountant (501) 371-4542
Jonathan Burns Fixed Asset Accountant (501) 371-4706
Benjamin Damgaard Accountant (501) 371-4550
Benjamin Jurgens Accountant (501) 399-3439

Accounts Payable/Special Projects

Accounts Payable provides accurate and timely payment of all invoices properly submitted according to policy and procedure guidelines.  This division accounts for City business travel and maintains detail records of appropriations, revenues, and expenditures associated with multi-year Special Projects and Bond Projects.

Accounts Payable Documents:

Accountants Payable Contact Information:

Name Email Position Phone (501)
Octavia Ashford Accounts Payable Supervisor 371-4551
Montoya McGruder Accounts Payable Specialist 371-6860
Lance Carroll Accounts Payable Specialist 371-6869
Shatelle Hicks Accounting Clerk II 371-4553
Lynley Brooks Accounting Clerk II 371-6835
Diara Lassus Office Assistant I 371-4710


The Payroll Division processes payroll for all City employees including non-union employees and members of the Fraternal Order of Police, International Association of Firefighters, and AFSCME unions.

Payroll Documents:

Payroll Contact Information:

Name Email Position Phone (501)
Tommie Bowman Payroll Manager 371-4582
Linda Baer Payroll Specialist 371-6845
Crystal Fowlkes Payroll Specialist 371-4582