In the spirit of faith, integrity, teamwork and innovation, it is the mission of the Finance Department to provide timely and accurate financial information to the constituents of the City of Monte Vista while protecting the City’s assets and creating transparency. The Finance Department emphasizes a service-oriented, team approach to meet regulatory responsibilities, address operational needs of the City and to other departments within the City, and to help promote sustainability and financial soundness for years to come.


The Finance Department will utilize a best practice model to effectively employ innovation, technology, and resources to improve, standardize, and reflect sound business judgement that supports the overall goals and mission of the City of Monte Vista. Members of the Finance Department will work closely with all areas of the City to carry out its core mission.





Finance Director

The Finance Director conducts research and analysis, and makes recommendations regarding the financial condition of the City. The Finance Director is also responsible for maintaining the accounting records as well as the City’s accounting system. The City currently operates Caselle as its accounting system with modules for accounts payable, accounts receivable, asset management, business license, cash receipting, court management, general ledger, and utility management. The Finance Director is also responsible for the preparation and submission of the annual budget to the State of Colorado upon approval from the City Council. It is the responsibility of the Finance Director to implement Best Practices and ensure the City is in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Utility Billing, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable Clerk

Utility billing is responsible for timely and accurate billing and collection of water and wastewater revenues, as well as providing courteous and efficient customer service. This position is also responsible for any miscellaneous billings and collections that occur within the City through accounts receivable module. Along with utility billing and accounts receivable, this position is also responsible for all accounts payable within the City of Monte Vista. It is this positions responsibility to ensure that the City is paying all money owed to vendors in a timely and accurate manner.  Click here to visit the Utility Billing page.


The receptionist is responsible for cash receipting and revenue collection for all operations within the City with the exception of court payments and any licensing. The main goal of this position is to provide exceptional customer service and act as a main point of contact to direct constituents to the proper departments and assist in any way possible when contacting the City.

Finance Director

Judy Phillips

Phone: 719-852-8285


Michelle Sechrist

Utility Billing/AR & AP Clerk


Phone: 719-852-1202


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