• Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.

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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.

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  • One of the Best Places for Business and Careers

    Forbes magazine has recognized Des Moines as one of the best places for business and careers in their 2014 rating of communities. This includes cost of doing business, job growth, and education as factors.

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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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  • 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.