Office of the City Comptroller


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

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.

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

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Tip Line

The Office of the City Comptroller provides anyone the ability to report suspected fraud, waste, abuse or misuse of taxpayer funds and City resources. In response to tip line information received, the internal audit team reviews the submission and collaborates with other City departments to respond to the tip.

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse of City 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



This section will guide you through the report.


This section presents the audited financial statements.


This section gives financial statistical data.



Funds Report - Monthly Year to Date

 Monthly Funds Report - March 2024

Resident'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.

The full report of all checks and EFTs issued quarterly is here for your view, see the report below. 

 An excel version is available upon request at


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 2022 the City received $170.8 million from taxes (income and property); $33.4 million from intergovernmental revenues including grants and contributions; $180.1 million from charges for services; and $2.2 million from miscellaneous revenue sources & $(20.3) million investment income -530.6% vs. 2021.

Overall, the city spent $360.2 million last year. Our largest expenditure: $90.4 million on Public Safety (7.1%) vs. 2021.