Bureau of Accounting
The Accounting Unit maintains the General Ledger for all funds for the City of New Orleans, except the Aviation Board, the Canal Street Development Corporation, and the Sewerage and Water Board. The Accounting Unit also provides interim financial statements, as well as prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Single Audit Report (Federal Grants Financial and Compliance Audit).
The Accounts Payable Unit of the Bureau of Accounting processes all vendor payments, and employee travel requests.
The Payroll Unit processes payroll and deductions for City’s employees as well as remits Federal and State income taxes.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is used by Federal and State Agencies, financial institutions and the public to determine the financial position of the City and the types of revenues generated and where they are utilized. Other work performed by the Bureau of Accounting is related to City departments and vendors.