The responsibility of the Finance Department is to efficiently manage and account for the city's financial resources through financial reporting services, operational and capital budgeting support, debt, investment, and risk management.
The City of Hewitt has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for the eight years of excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The award is given to local governments that go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.
The City of Hewitt, Texas, has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the eigth year. The award signifies the governing body's high level of commitment to providing the highest principles of governmental budgeting. An entity has to have satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation to receive the award.
The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. The City of Hewitt was awarded the SILVER Leadership Circle Award by the Texas Comptroller on August 30, 2011.