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Tara L. Nichols
Finance Director

Phone: 704-857-2466

Fax: 704-855-1855

The Finance Director is responsible for providing financial information, payroll services, and the administration of all other financial affairs of the Town.  The Finance Director is also responsible for the preparation, execution, and archiving of the Town budget and finance documents as prescribed by State law and Town Code of Ordinances.

To provide accurate, meaningful, and timely financial data to the Town departments, Town Manager, Town Council, and Mayor.

Purchasing Services
The Finance Director is responsible for handling the purchase of goods and services for all departments in the Town. This includes:
  • Taking bid orders
  • Ordering supplies and services
  • Contracting for services
  • Paying for orders
Vendor Information
Vendors who are interested in selling products and services to the Town should contact the Finance Director.

The Town audit is prepared yearly by Sherrill & Smith, CPAs, PA. The goal of the Town audit is to evaluate the performance of a unit of local government with regard to compliance with all applicable Federal and State agency regulations in accordance with General Statute §159-34.

Town Audit
The Town audit is available online after completion of annual audit and Council review.
Most Recent Audit | View All

The Town does not bill or collect property taxes. Property taxes are assessed and collected by Rowan County. Sales tax is collected by local businesses and remitted to the state then distributed to the Town.

If you have any questions about these or other taxes, contact the Finance Department at 704.857.2466.