Finance Department

The Finance Department is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear, and complete information and support to all stakeholders of the City of Newburyport. The department comprises the following offices: Auditing, Assessing, Treasury/Collections and Purchasing.  

We are responsible for all financial and accounting activities in the City. We ensure the fair assessment and collection of revenues, as well as the proper procurement of goods and services and disbursement of funds to meet approved expenditures.

The Finance Director/City Auditor is responsible for oversight of fiscal compliance with all local, state, and federal statutes, regulations, and other mandates, as well as adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and sound internal control procedures as prescribed by Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).

The Finance Director has full access to all city books, records, and documents necessary for the proper performance of these duties and responsibilities.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ethan Manning Finance Director/City Auditor 978-465-4404 x1232
Melissa Melnick Assistant City Auditor 978-465-4404 x1231
Michelle Stephenson Administrative Assistant 978-465-4404 x1228