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The Director of Finance shall be the head of the Department of Finance, and the fiscal officer of the City. He shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation of 2/3 of all the members elected to the Council. He may be removed from office by the Mayor, but such removal shall not take place without the concurrence of 2/3 of all the members elected to the Council. He shall keep the financial records of the Municipality and of all monies received and expended, of all property owned by the Municipality, and all taxes and assessments levied and received. He shall keep and preserve such money in the place or places authorized by ordinance, and shall disburse the same as may be required by law or ordinance.
He shall not allow the amount set aside for any appropriation to be overdrawn or drawn for any other purpose.
He shall examine and audit the accounts of all other officers, employees and departments prior to the close of the fiscal year, or whenever required by Council.
He shall require evidence that the amount of any claim presented to him is due.
He shall be responsible for the preparation and submission to Council of appropriation measures, and shall assist the Mayor and Council in the preparation of estimates, budgets and other financial matters, and at all times, keep the Mayor and Council fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the Municipality, and shall perform all other duties required by the Charter, the Mayor, or by ordinance of the Council, consistent with his office.