• Re-Discover the Coolest Place in Town: Your Library!

    Check out these summer reading events at the Des Moines Public Library

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  • Rain Barrel Give-Away

    The City of Des Moines is giving residents a chance at winning a Rain Barrel! All you have to do is complete the short online survey to enter for your chance to win. There will be 3 lucky winners announced the week of August 11th. Good luck and thanks for participating. The deadline to complete the survey is August 10th.

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • One of the Best Cities for Jobs

    Des Moines ranks #2 on Forbes 2012 list of Best Cities for Jobs.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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The Accounting Department is responsible for the timely receipt, payment, recording, and reporting of the City's financial transactions. It is responsible for the maintenance of the City's financial records and assuring that adequate supporting documentation is obtained and maintained. The staff of the Accounting Department is responsible for preparing the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and for preparation of work papers for the City's annual audit.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Des Moines for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended June 30, 2006. This was the 30th consecutive year that the City has achieved this prestigious award - more than any other governmental in Iowa, according to GFOA! In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.


Contact Information


The Accounting division of the Finance department is here to serve you Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Please see our Holiday Schedule for recognized Holiday closings.  We can be reached by phone at (515) 283-4040. Our fax number is (515) 237-1670.  Please feel free to email us 24 hours a day.