Finance

Accounting Paper WorkThe Finance Department is headed by the City Treasurer/Finance Director, and is responsible for providing accurate, relevant and timely reports to management, City Council, and citizens regarding the financial status of the City and impact of financial decisions.

The Department also maintains the City’s accounting system and is responsible for making policy recommendations to the City Manager and Council to preserve the long-term financial health of the City.

For Sales Tax related questions, please call 303-384-8024 or email salestax@cityofgolden.net. All other questions should be directed to financegroup@cityofgolden.net.

Finance Department Responsibilities

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Auditing (Internal and Sales/Use Tax)
  • Budget
  • Cash Management
  • Cashiering
  • Debt Management
  • Debt Policy
  • Financial Statements (CAFR)
  • Fixed Assets
  • Investments
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing and Payment Policy
  • Sales and Use Tax Collection
  • Utility Billing

The City’s financial documents are available for download in PDF format below. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Finance Director, Jeff Hansen, at 303-384-8020 or jhansen@cityofgolden.net.

Current Draft Budgets

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

How to read the CIP

This document gives an overview of past revenues, expenses and fund balances. You will see itemized lines under “Expenditures” that are listed above the “Total Expenditures” line. These are the items that have dollars allocated in the 2019 or 2020 draft budget. Below the “Total Expenditures” line in the Sales and Use Tax Fund and the Open Space Fund, you will see “Placeholders/Unfunded Projects”. The Placeholders/Unfunded Projects are items that were recommended for consideration in the budget process, but not funded, as there was not enough money to fund every project that was proposed.

If you would like additional information about any line in the 10 Year Capital Improvement Plan, including unfunded projects, please go to the Project Detail Sheet documents. The reference number to the left of the account names in the 10 Year Capital Improvement Plan corresponds to the numbered project detail sheets within each fund. You will find the corresponding number in the top right section of the project sheet, which provides additional information on each project within an individual fund. For example, to read additional detail on line number 11 on the Sales and Use Tax Fund’s Expenditures Summary, you would click on the “SUT Fund Project Detail Sheet” document, and find the project sheet that has “SUT #11” in the top right corner.

Operating Budget

A draft of the Operating Budget will be available in October.

Sales Tax Reports

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

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COG Mesa