101 North Halagueno Street | (575) 887.1191
|Director of Finance/City Treasurer
Wendy Hammett is a native of Carlsbad. She has two Bachelor Degrees – Administration and Accounting. In addition, she is a graduate of Regis University with an MBA.
Wendy spent the early years of her career in banking and as an Audit Manager for the NM Taxation and Revenue Department. Before coming to the City, Wendy spent nine years in the Potash Industry in various leadership roles including as Finance Manager.
Wendy has two daughters, Heather and Holly; and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Addie.
The City of Carlsbad Finance Department is responsible for all receipts and disbursements concerning all City Departments. The Finance Department branches include payroll, purchasing, utility bill receipts and billing, EMS receipts, accounts payable, fixed asset coordination, accounting and reception.
The City of Carlsbad has approximately forty (40) accounting funds comprised of sixty (60) departments and nine (9) bank accounts. It is the mission of the Finance Department to provide excellent service of the highest quality to every person in a courteous and professional manner.
Notice: The City of Carlsbad implements rate increases or decreases for Water & Sewer, and Solid Waste annually in October. The October 2016 adjustment was 1.25%. Rate increases or decreases are determined by calculating the July average, of the last 5 years, of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U). Further information regarding Water & Sewer, and Solid Waste Rates can be found at www.cityofcarlsbadnm.com/UtilitiesWater.cfm, by calling Customer Service at 575-887-1191, or visiting City Hall at 101 N. Halagueno.
The City of Carlsbad is required by Section 6-6-2 NMSA 1978 to submit an interim budget, for approval, to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration by June 1 of each year. A final budget, for approval, is required to be submitted by July 31 of each year. Adjustments to the final budget must be approved by both the City Council and the Department of Finance and Administration. Quarterly reports must be submitted to the Department of Finance and Administration as well.
It is the responsibility of the City Treasurer to receive, disburse and account for all monies belonging to the City. The Finance Department is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal control in regards to compliance with the requirements of the laws, regulations, contracts and grants applicable to federal programs.
The City of Carlsbad financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to governmental units.
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is the standard-setting body for governmental accounting and financial reporting.
The accounts of the City of Carlsbad are organized on the basis of funds and account groups, each of which is a separate accounting entity. The operations of each fund are accounted for through a set of self-balancing accounts which are comprised of its assets, liabilities, fund equity, revenues and expenditures/expenses.
The City of Carlsbad Special Revenue Funds include:
The City of Carlsbad maintains cash accounts and certificates of deposit in four banks within its geographical area. The banks are covered by FDIC insurance and collateral pledged to the City of Carlsbad accounts. The collateral pledged consists of obligations insured or guaranteed by the U.S. agencies or obligations insured or guaranteed by the State and its subdivisions.
Current and Historical Gross Receipts Tax Distributions Received
The Gross Receipts Tax Rate for Carlsbad effective January 1, 2016 is 7.5625% - State of NM Tax Table
View the Current Fee Schedule
Contact: LaVelta Jenkins
Phone: (575) 887-1191 Ext 7912