The City of Rockford Accounting is directed by the Accounting Manager and is made up of four sections: Financial Reporting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Billing.

Financial Reporting

The Financial Reporting section is responsible for the preparation of financial statements, tracking fixed assets, and the accounting of receivables. Accountants and clerks maintain the accounting and reporting systems.

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) is generated annually to communicate to citizens, Council Members, and other government agencies the financial position of the City. The ACFR presents the results of operations of all City activities for the previous fiscal year. These financial statements are reviewed by an independent auditor, whose opinion is included in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. View prior year reports on the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report page.

Government Finance Officers Association Award

The Government Finance Officers Association evaluates municipal Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports each year to award its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The City of Rockford has received this award every year since 1981.


The Payroll section is responsible for administering the City payroll system which is run biweekly.

Accounts Payable 

The Accounts Payable section is responsible for coordinating the efficient, responsible, and timely distribution of accounts payable and disbursements. 

The City of Rockford is pleased to announce the implementation of new software that will provide better services to all of our vendors. This software includes improvements for online bidding available now and will incorporate purchase orders delivery, viewing of prior purchase orders, and payment activities at a later time. In order for your business to take advantage of the efficiencies this new software offers, a business registration will need to be completed. During the registration process, it is important to provide accurate and up-to-date information along with the most current W9. Visit the following links to complete registration.

Vendor Self Service

Vendor Self Service Registration Instructions


The Billing section is responsible for notification and accounting for businesses subject to the Redevelopment Fund (Metro) Tax and Tourism (Hotel/Motel) Tax as well as billing other municipalities for City services per intergovernmental agreements.