Comptroller Mary Jane Lake
(856) 455-3230 Ext 214
While not nearly as visible to constituents as perhaps the Police, Public Works, or Code Enforcement might be, the Finance Department or Comptroller's Office, is nonetheless at the very center of the City's day-to-day operations and a most vital part of conducting the people's business.
Because "budget and finance" form the very foundation of any municipal corporation, Bridgeton's Finance Department is responsible for a wide range of functions and areas such as; preparation and management of the yearly municipal budget, oversight on each departments' expenditures, processing employee payroll, payment of bills, compliance with yearly audits, and compliance with local government finance laws, to name but a few.
Under the direction of the Comptroller, who is the City's Chief Financial Officer or CFO, the Finance Department carries out its tasks guided by the principles and ideals of good stewardship and transparency. The Comptroller is the key part of a system, a "checks and balances" if you will, that ensures that all municipal funds are used, expended, or otherwise accounted for in accordance with the laws and best practices that govern municipal finance.