Finance Department

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City Hall Annex
206 E. Cook Street
Santa Maria, Ca 93454 


harvey_mary_2016MARY HARVEY

Director of Finance
City Hall Annex
206 E. Cook Street
Santa Maria, Ca 93454
City Phone: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2214 
City Fax: (805) 925-2243




  • Master of Business Administration (University of La Verne)
  • Bachelor of Science - Business Administration (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)
  • Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts (Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria)
  • Director, Department of Finance, City of Santa Maria
  • Accounting and Budget Manager, Finance Division, City of Santa Maria
  • Acting Director, Department of Administrative Services, City of Santa Maria
  • Accounting Manager, City of Santa Maria
  • Senior Finance Specialist, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company


  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • California Society of Municipal Finance Officers


The Director of Finance is responsible for a comprehensive program of administrative and financial activities, including accounting, budgeting, treasury/investments, business license, purchasing/accounts payable, utility billing, accounts receivable, and payroll.  



To provide the highest level of service to the residents, City Council and other City departments, within the adopted budget, and to provide accurate and timely financial information, quality customer service in utility billing, and fiscally sound cash management.

2022-23 Goals and Objectives

  1. Select a vendor and complete a contract for the new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and develop an implementation plan including identification of additional staffing and training needs, and training.


  2. In preparation for the new ERP system, develop policy and procedures for use of electronic signatures for approval of internal documents, such as invoices, requisitions, timecards, and journal entries.


  3. Research and develop an implementation plan to allow the public to research active business license listings. Searchable data will contain general public information contained in the existing business license program.


  4. In collaboration with all City departments, consolidate all City fees and make them accessible in one central location on the City website.


  5. Update the Fixed Asset policy to include capitalization thresholds, acquisition, disposal and surplus procedures, as well as best practices.


  6. Update the Purchasing Guidelines including Procurement Credit Card Policy and Procedures, to align with industry best practices, streamline automation, promote efficient transaction processing and meet auditing standards.


  7. Complete the implementation of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 87, Leases, in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.


  8. Develop and finalize a standardized agreement for a solid waste roll-off franchise fee program to benefit the community, generate additional City revenues, and protect the interests of the City.


  9. In conjunction with the new utility billing website, provide outreach to customers to increase paperless billing for all utility billing customers by five percent.


  10. Create SQL queries to more efficiently download the Trial Balance as well as the Revenue and Expenditure Status reports. This data could be used to help create the Quarterly Report, Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), as well as the Budget.

Finance Department Organizational Chart