The Office of Financial Administration, under Deputy Commissioner Mohamed Balla, provides centralized financial and administrative support to the Department. The Office is responsible for preparing, evaluating and monitoring the Department’s budget, including monthly reporting on actual-to-budgeted revenues and expenses. The Office also performs long-term financial planning for Watershed Management.
It also provides support for the department’s capital financing program, including coordination with the City’s Finance Department for issuance of revenue bonds, tax-exempt commercial paper, and loans with the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA). In addition, the Bureau conducts various financial, operational, regulatory, and compliance audit reviews and examinations for the Department and is responsible for daily accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections and monitoring the overall financial condition of the Department of Watershed Management.