Administrative Services provides the following services to the citizens of the Town of Atlantic Beach:
Office of the Town Manager
The Town Manager is the chief executive officer for the Town and works closely with the Atlantic Beach Mayor and Town Council to implement their vision and policies. The manager is additionally charged with enforcing the existing Town Ordinances and State of North Carolina General Statutes. Serving as the person responsible for the daily operations of the Town, the Town Manager heads up a TEAM of dedicated Town employees who are committed to providing for the safety and welfare of the Town’s citizens, property owners, and large number of annual visitors.
The current Town Manager also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Town and is thereby responsible for the daily accounting and financial reporting for the Town.
Budget and Accounting Support
The group supports all the departments of the Town government with budget and accounting support including preparation and distribution of budgets and financial reports, general ledger entry, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and fixed asset management, and the conduct of all other financial management tasks needed to support the Town’s operations. The Town reports annually on its budget and financial operations to the N.C. Local Government Commission as required by N.C. General Statutes. The Town also participates in the annual Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement program for excellence in financial reporting with the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), now having received this award annually since fiscal year ending June 30, 2000.
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and collections of statutory taxes levied by the Town including ad valorem real and personal property taxes and all business licenses. The Town has traditionally had an excellent record of collections, often exceeding a 99% collection rate.
The group is responsible for the management of all purchase orders issued by the Town and maintaining appropriate controls over the purchasing process by each Department. Contract management is also a control function performed in this group.
Cash and Investment Management
The group manages the daily investment of Town funds to maximize the interest earnings and assuring adequate cash of hand for operational needs. Additionally, the management of all Town debt instruments is performed by the group.
The group manages all personnel and payroll related activities for the Departments within the Town.
Town Clerk Functions
The Town Clerk keeps all the official records for the Town and takes minutes at all meetings. The Clerk maintains the Mayor and Town Council calendar, schedules meetings with citizens, and handles their official Town correspondence.