Office of the Controller

Roles and Responsibilities

The Office of the Controller is the business office for the City of Burton.  The Controller is responsible for the accounting of all financial transactions and the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). 

We implement and monitor accounting internal controls and work in cooperation with the City's external auditors.  The City audits are used for a variety of purposes.   The State requires an external independent audit which is to be posted annually on the State of Michigan website.   (Click the blue hyperlink to get to the State Treasurer's website.  Enter the audit year.   We are listed under Genesee County and listed as "Burton - City of"

Other functions of the Office of the Controller include but are not limited to:

  • Budget - Responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the City's annual operating, debt and capital improvement budgets.  Also advises the Mayor, City Council and administrative staff on budget related issues.
  • Accounts Payable - Processes timely disbursement of payments to all vendors for the goods and services they provide to the City.
  • Payroll - Processes payroll checks to all City employees and prepares all required payroll tax returns and reports. 

Contact Info

Address: 4303 S. Center Rd. Burton, MI 48519
Phone: (810) 743-1500


Brandy Ruth

Taylor Gareau
Deputy Controller

Susanne Darst
Senior Accountant