Leslie Long - Chief Financial Officer

The Department of Finance is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, collection and distribution of funds, fiscal management, maintenance and indebtedness and investments and entity-wide transaction compliance monitoring. Finance provides administrative and technical support to ensure that the finances of the Parish are maintained according to adopted administrative policies and generally accepted accounting principles for the governmental sector; and shall advise Administration and the governing authority on the fiscal soundness of the Parish in compliance with any and all applicable rules, laws, standards and policies. Each fiscal year, The Department of Finance prepares the Annual Operating and Capital Budget, which is public record and available for download below. The Finance Department has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for eighteen consecutive years. In 2013, St. Tammany Parish earned a sewerage and water debt rating upgrade from Standard and Poor's because of several criteria including the Parish system maintaining a strong financial profile.

The mission of the Department of Finance is to ensure accountability for the public's funds. Finance strives to transparently and completely document that those funds are used soundly and appropriately; and that risks associated with the funds are identified and reduced. Finance also works to ensure that it receives all required information needed from other departments in order to demonstrate, to the citizens which the government serves, that public funds are being efficiently and effectively used for their needs and benefit.

The vision of the Department of Finance is to preserve the public trust by continually ensuring that economic resources provided by the taxpayers, other governments and outside entities are properly accounted for in a precise, consistent and ethical manner in compliance with all applicable laws and accounting standards. Finance seeks to preserve the public trust in the Parish government and its use of the public's money by providing accurate and timely data, through support of the departments.

Transparency - Financial Documents


2023 Operating and Capital Budget (Proposed)

            22-5060 Adopted Capital Ordinance

            22-5059 2023 Adopted Operating Ordinance

            2023 Proposed Operating Budget as Amended

            2023 Proposed Capital Budget as Amended

            2023 Proposed Capital Budget Exhibit as Amended


2022 Operating and Capital Budget (Proposed)

            22-5018 Operating Ordinance October 2022

            22-5008 Operating Ordinance September 2022

            22-5004 Operating Ordinance September 2022

            22-4968 Operating Ordinance August 2022

            22-4957 Operating Ordinance August 2022

            22-4949 Operating Ordinance August 2022

            22-4879 Operating Ordinance May 2022

            22-4856 Operating Ordinance April 2022

            22-4824 Operating Ordinance March 2022

            22-4823 Operating Ordinance March 2022

            22-4787 Operating Ordinance January 2022

            21-4712 Adopted 2022 Operating Ordinance


2021 Annual Report
2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report
2021 Operating and Capital Budget (Proposed)


2020 Annual Report

2020 Operating and Capital Budget (Proposed)

2020 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

Prior Year Financial Documents


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  • Administrative Complex
    21490 Koop Dr.
    Mandeville, LA 70471

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Friday
    8:00am to 4:30pm