Office of the City Comptroller

Overview

Welcome! We serve as the City's accounting office. Our main focuses are internal audits, City payroll, accounts payable, and accounting services.

Main Responsibilities

  • Publishing Annual Financial Reports and monthly budget reports
  • Auditing government services, including department visits
  • Paying the City's bills, including City employee payroll
  • Keeping records of all City funds
  • Providing financial systems support and training 


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality, efficient services to the citizens of Grand Rapids as well as within the City government while ensuring the integrity of the systems in which the City operates.

Tip Line Information

Overview

The Office of the City Comptroller provides city employees and the public the ability to report suspected fraud, waste, abuse and misuse of taxpayer funds and City resources. In response to information received, the Internal Audit team investigates and may conduct an audit of the entity, process or operation impacted. 

The Internal Audit team provides objective assurance and recommendations to management and departments to help improve the City's operations and safeguard taxpayer funds and resources. Internal Audit findings are reported to the Office of the City Attorney and Law Enforcement when necessary.

You may remain anonymous or provide your contact information if you would like.

  • Fraud means any intentional act or omission for personal gain designed to deprive the city of its resources or assets to which the individual or person is not entitled.
  • Waste means the careless expenditure of city funds or resources above and beyond the level that is reasonably required to meet the needs of the city, or the consumption or use of city resources that is not authorized.
  • Abuse means the improper use of city resources in a manner contrary to law, city policy or work rules, or the improper use of one's position for private gain or advantage for himself or herself or any other person.

How to report a concern:

Report a Concern Online

  • Anonymous information can be provided by phone through the Better Government Tip Line 616-456-3189
  • Schedule a one-on-one meeting with your elected City Comptroller
  • Questions? Email us at comptroller@grcity.us

City Comptroller's Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports

The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) is a set of financial statements. These reports follow accounting requirements made by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

The ACFR has three sections

Introductory

This section will guide you through the report.

Financial

This section presents the audited financial statements.

Statistical

This section gives financial statistical data.


Funds Report - Monthly Year to Date

Funds Report May 2022 


Citizen's Guide to the City's Finances or PAFR


Small Claims Reports

Small claims are generally claims valued at less than $15,000. These are the Small Claims paid by the City of Grand Rapids.


Warrant Reports

These reports are given to the City Commission/Fiscal Committee by the City Comptroller. They feature total cash payments, and the number of checks issued. This also includes details for checks greater than $20,000 for the week(s) following the previous City Commission meeting.

Do you have questions about doing business with us? Do you need to update your information?

Vendor Self Service (VSS)

Visit the VSS Website and login in to manage your account.

VSS Website


W-9 Upload

Do we have your W-9 form? We need one on file for you to get paid for your services.

Download W-9


Purchasing Department

For more information, please visit Purchasing.

Total Amount Received and Spent

In Fiscal Year 2020 (the last year in which audited information is available) the City received $147.8 million from taxes (income and property); $20.9 million from intergovernmental revenues including grants and contributions; $210.8 million from charges for services; and $17.7 million from miscellaneous revenue sources (including investment income).

Overall, the city spent $347.9 million last year. Our largest expenditure: $106.5 million on Public Safety.

 

The Michigan legislature established the City, Village, and Township Revenue Sharing (CVTRS) program through Public Act 252 of 2014. Each eligible local unit must meet all of the requirements of CVTRS to receive full CVTRS payments. The links below fulfill the requirements of CVTRS.


Citizen Guide to City Finances

The Citizen Guide to City Finances provides an overview of City revenue sources and expenditures, tax rates, financial position, and long-term obligations.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

English - FY2020 | Spanish - FY 2020(PDF, 2MB)


City Performance Dashboard

The City Performance dashboard allows you to follow City's performance in four areas:

  • Fiscal stability
  • Public Safety
  • Economic strength
  • Quality of Life

View Dashboard


Debt Service Report

Download Report(PDF, 106KB)


Projected Budget Report

Download Report(PDF, 405KB)