Section 4.07 Department of Finance
   The Department of Finance shall be under the direction and control of a City Finance Director. The City Finance Director shall be the chief accounting, financial and fiscal officer of the City and shall have those powers and perform those duties customarily held and performed by finance directors, auditors, clerks (may, but not necessarily to be construed as Clerk of Councils) and treasurers of cities under the laws of Ohio. The City Finance Director shall have the following power, authority and perform the following duties:
   (1)   To assist the Budget Committee in preparing the annual budget and appropriation program as directed by Council;
   (2)   To attend all Council meetings, unless excused from attendance by the Council President or by Council. He or she shall have the right to participate in Council meetings, but not to vote;
   (3)   To be responsible for the accounting, collection, control and custody of public funds    and disbursements;
   (4)   To countersign all bonds and notes issued by the City;
   (5)   To generally manage and oversee the operations of subordinate departments under the Department of Finance, including the prescribing of general rules and regulations therefor;
   (6)   To appoint a subordinate as Acting City Finance Director in his or her temporary absence, other than an absence due to suspension. When appointment is made by the City Finance Director, the Acting City Finance Director and City Finance Director shall have concurrent powers and duties during the City Finance Director's temporary absence. Any appointment of an Acting City Finance Director by Council pursuant to their authority, shall supersede any appointment made by the City Finance Director; and,
   (7)   To have such other powers and perform such other duties, not inconsistent with or contrary to this Charter, as Council may provide.