Finance

 

Address - 1st & 2nd Floors 135 S. Stevens St. Rhinelander, Wisconsin  54501

Office Hours - Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30

Fax Number - 715.365.8630

STAFF:

The Finance Director/Treasurer is a Bachelor degreed Accounting Major and a Certified Municipal Treasuer of Wisconsin with management responsibility for the Finance Department services and duties.

Julie Ostrander, CMTW  Finance Director/Treasurer

    Phone Number - 715.365.8600 Ext 4 

    Emailjostrander@rhinelandercityhall.org

Wendi Bixby, Payroll Specialist

    Phone Number -715.365.8600 Ext 5

    Emailwbixby@rhinelandercityhall.org

Beth Mannikko, Finance Asst/Utility Billing

    Phone Number -715.365.8600 Ext 1

    Emailbmannikko@rhinelandercityhall.org

Services

Departmental Duties

  • Pay, Record, and Archive Claims against the City
  • Orientate New Employees on Pay and Benefit Packages
  • Facilitate Employee Retirement and Terminations
  • Process Payroll, Deductions, Garnishments, and Quarterly/Annual Reporting
  • Enroll, Modify and Terminate Employee Benefits
  • Record Acquisitions, Dispositions, and Depreciation of City Capital Assets
  • Reconcile Daily Deposits and Disbursements
  • Issue Quarterly Utility Bills
  • Issue Miscellaneous City Invoices
  • Consult, Review and Maximize returns on investments of City Funds
  • Compile, Advise, and Examine General Financial Accounting
  • Ensure Accuracy and Timeliness of Departmental Financial Reports for Appropriate Committees
  • Secure City Financial Records in accordance with Ordinance 20.05.12 
  • Set Budget Timelines, Organize Individual Departmental Budget meetings, Estimate Budget Revenues and Expenses, and Prepare appropriate City Council Resolutions
  • Consolidate, Compile and Publish Budget data for Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Rates/State Aids Calculations, City Council Approval and State/County/Special District/City/School/Colleges Statement of Taxes
  • Prepare, Coordinate, and Manage Annual City Audit
  • Procure, Apply, and Administer Shared Ride Taxi Service FTA Grant

Public Information

Contact the Finance Director/Treasurer for information regarding the Claims against the City, City's operating budget, Expenditures, Debt Service, or any other issue relating to the finances of the City.

Committee Of Jurisdiction - Finance, Wage & Salary Committee