The Department of Finance and Management is operated by the government of the city of Lafayette in Louisiana, which works for the welfare of the general public. The department offers a range of the financial management, reporting and support services for city departments. It also provides budget, property, debt and inventory management services. In addition, the Department of Finance and Management offers purchasing and accounting services. The department provides systems design, development and maintenance services. It is responsible for the development, revision and implementation of financial policies. The Department of Finance and Management provides recommendations on funding solutions and conducts cost analyses.