Finance Department

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Our Method of Accounting

The Director of Finance, James Patrick Goffe II, is the fiscal officer and treasurer of the city. He is responsible for keeping all financial records and accounts of the city, and an accurate account of all taxes and assessments, all assets and liabilities, all appropriations made by the Council, and all receipts and disbursements by the city. He is responsible for payroll and issues checks for expenditures for which appropriations have been made.

The City of University Heights maintains its books on cash basis throughout the year.  At year-end, the City converts its accounts from cash to accrual.  The City’s Basic Financial Statements in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 34 are available online at the Auditor of State’s Website. The following reports are available on our website:  

On the right side of the page, under Downloads, the current year’s budget appropriation document is available for download.

Below are summary graphs showing the General Fund and all city funds combined and the revenues, expenditures, and surpluses. The General Fund covers the day-to-day personnel and office costs related to each department. All the city funds combined reflect the General Fund and all other funds, like the Capital Improvements Fund, which covers road repaving costs, and the Park Fund, which covers costs for the new community park off Fenwick Road.

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James Patrick Goffe II

James Patrick Goffe II

Finance Director
P: (216) 932-7800, extension 258
F: (216) 932-5239

Rita Drew

Deputy Finance Director

Accounts Payable
P: (216) 932-7800 x 203

Denise Balint

Finance Associate

P: (216) 932-7800 x 217

Contact Us

Finance Department
2300 Warrensville Center Road
University Heights, Ohio 44118
Phone: (216) 932-7800
Staff Directory


Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Public Records Request
2017 City of University Heights Audit Report
Detailed Budget for 2018
Check Reports