Scott Z. Parker
Director of Finance
520 Market Street
City Hall, Room 213
Camden, NJ 08101-5120
Phone: 856-757-7582
Fax: 856-757-7354

Divisions & Bureaus

Important Information

Chief Financial Officer – Director of Finance

Duties and responsibilities are set forth as follows:

Supervise Finance Department staff through Division Supervisors

  • Director’s Office
  • Treasury
  • Payroll
  • Grants Management
  • Revenue Collection

Monitor compliance with all applicable laws and regulations relating to finance

  • Directives of the Division of Local Government Services, NJ, DCA
  • Local Bond Law (40A:2), Local Budget Law (40A:4), Local Fiscal Affairs Law (40A:5), Local Public Contracts Law (40A:11) and other relevant statutes
  • Rules and regulations promulgated by the Local Finance Board, Division of Local Government Services or any other State agency pertaining to financial administration
  • Federal and New Jersey Single Audit Act Requirements (for grant programs)
  • Continuing financial disclosure obligations, federal law, and any agreements executed as part of past issuances of debt
  • Internal Revenue Regulations relating to the issuance of tax-exempt debt, employee payroll and vendor payments

Prepare and present the annual budget

  • Project, calculate, document, and provide detail to support long-term plans related to surplus, revenue, appropriations, personnel costs, tax levy, tax levy caps, capital and debt
  • Oversee the debt authorization and issuance process
  • Monitor budget appropriations and anticipated revenue
  • Develop and recommend fiscal policies (i.e. a surplus policy)

Financial Reporting

  • Supervise posting, maintenance and reconciliation of all books of original entry
  • Analyze general and subsidiary ledgers
  • Review and present monthly Treasurer’s Reports on cash and investments
  • Prepare and submit the Annual Financial Statement and Debt Statements
  • Prepare “audit ready” financial schedules subject to audit review and opinion

Develop a system of Internal Controls to safeguard assets and monitor compliance

  • Document processes, procedures, and authorizations
  • Assure that training is provided to all relevant City personnel regarding Finance processes, procedures and authorizations
  • Serve as custodian of all public funds
  • Review and evaluate internal accounting control processes, procedures and authorizations for improved control, efficiency and for better financial management