Mission and Function
The mission of the Office of Finance and Treasury (OFT) is to efficiently and effectively manage the financial assets and liabilities of the Government of the District of Columbia. This includes receiving, safe-keeping, investing, disbursing, recording and acquiring District financial resources. The core financial assets are cash and equivalents and accounts receivable, and the core financial liabilities are debt and accounts payable. In carrying out this mission, it is essential that OFT provides high quality, customer-friendly service to its internal and external customers (other government agencies and the public).
The six major areas of operation for the Office of Finance and Treasury are as follows:
Executive Direction and Support – Provides leadership, strategic direction, and administrative support services to department managers and employees so that they can achieve organizational and individual performance results.
Debt and Grants Management – Provides for the issuance of bonds, notes, and other financing vehicles for the District so that it can finance capital infrastructure projects and help ensure seasonal cash needs. Manages the cash and accounting of District agencies’ federal grant draw-downs. (District Municipal Bonds)
Cash Management and Investment
Provides for the management of the cash resources of the District so that the District can meet its cash obligations and maximize its return on investments.
Provides revenue collection services, including cashiering at various District sites. Provides for the collection of outstanding debts owed to the District via the Central Collections Unit. Manages banking and electronic banking services for all District agencies.
(Central Collections Unit;
Dishonored Check Payment Methods;
Cigarette Tax Stamps)
Biographies of Key Staff
- Deputy CFO and Treasurer: Jeffrey Barnette
- Associate Treasurer for Banking and Operations: John Henry
- Associate Treasurer for Debt and Grants Management: Kenneth Gear
Office of Finance and Treasury
1101 4th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024