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John R. Somers,
Director of Administration
205 S Lincoln Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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  • Phone: 
    (920) 887-4600
  • Fax: 
    (920) 887-4605
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  • Office Hours:
    7:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The Finance Department is responsible for providing professional financial management services as required by state statute and city ordinances. It conducts a range of financial functions as directed by the Common Council, the mayor, and the Administrative Committee, including treasury, finance, budget, and property tax operations. 
The department's principal objectives include:
  • maintenance of a sound credit rating in the financial community.
  • use of prudent financial management practices.
  • preserve the fiscal health of the city.
  • provide knowledgeable courteous customer service to its customers.
  • accurately record financial transactions and provide centralized accounting services to City departments.
  • verify the public purpose of and compliance with municipal ordinances and budget documents.

The department prepares audited financial statements annually which summarize the city's financial condition.