Patrick Bowen Nikki Martin

Patrick Bowen
Finance Manager
patrickb@townofplattsburgh.org

Nikki Martin
Senior Account Clerk /Typist 
nikkim@townofplattsburgh.org


Stephenie Mitchell    
Stephenie Mitchell
Account Clerk/Typist
stepheniem@townofplattsburgh.org

 


  • Accounting: (518)562-6825; Fax: (518)563-8136
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Applications & Permits: Click here to view all.

The Accounting Department is responsible for the financial functions of the Town under the jurisdiction of the Chief Fiscal Officer, the Town Supervisor. This Department handles all incoming and outgoing funds for the Town. Financial recording, reporting and analysis are key areas of concern for this Department. New York State Finance Law governs the use of separate funds and the guidelines for the recording and reporting of these funds.

 Responsibilities:

  • Annual Budget
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Investment of Idle Funds
  • Payroll
  • Personnel
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Debt Management

Vendors
The Town of Plattsburgh pays by an original invoice OR by a signed voucher. The bills are presented to the Town Board for approval on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the months February through December. Please feel free to print a copy of our voucher and utilize that for any or all services you have provided. You may put several invoices on one voucher, sign it and attach the invoices that relate to your claim and send it to the Accounting Department listed at the address on the voucher.

Click here to download a blank voucher.  

The Town as a government municipality is Tax Exempt.


Fund Accounting
The accounting office is responsible for the recording of all financial transactions in the 11 separate funds within our Town and the several capital projects currently underway.

New York State Finance Law governs the use of separate funds and the guidelines for the recording and reporting of these funds.

Budget
Each year an annual budget is prepared by a co-ordinated effort of the Town Supervisor, Town Board, and Finance personnel. The process begins by collecting the data from the departments, the Town Board and the Finance personnel for inclusion in the upcoming budget. After much analysis by the Town Board, Town Supervisor and Accounting personnel, the budget is then finalized and presented for public comment. The budget process begins in July and concludes with its adoption in November.

Payroll
The Accounting Office also serves as the Town Payroll Office. With over 75 employees the process is on-going for the Accounting office. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis while certain elected officials are paid monthly.

Accounting Files
Fund Budgets

 

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