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.

Overview

We're committed to creating the best city we can. If you've noticed inefficient processes or misuses of City resources, please contact us confidentially at 616-456-4500.


What we review

Here are some common examples of what you can report to the tip line:

  • Suggestions to improve work flow processes
  • Contractor waste of resources paid for by the City
  • Theft of cash, equipment, supplies, materials
  • The use of any City owned supplies, equipment or property for personal use
  • Record falsification
  • Payroll fraud
  • A City owned vehicle left idling for an extended period of time
  • Contractor fraud
  • Sleeping on the job
  • Intentional misuse of City equipment or property
  • Kickbacks or bribes
  • Anything you believe involves the misuse of City property and resources

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

FY21.11 YTD Fund Report Through May 2021


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)