The mission of the Finance and Administrative Services Department is to safeguard the city's financial assets, maintain the City's financial information, provide maximum utilization of revenues by leveraging these with grants, ensure adherence to Florida Statutes, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines and City policy with regard to expending public funds and to protect City assets and infrastructure in order to support the needs and demands, both present and future, of the City Commission, City staff and the citizens of Alachua.