Department of Finance, Director Desmond Chin, CPA

Department Headlines

We invite the public to take a look through the Village books on a regular basis. Palmetto Bay provides a monthly Village Check Register, online, in an ongoing effort to be a more transparent government. APR 3, 2014

Standard & Poor's Rating Service has raised Palmetto Bay's bond rating to "AA" from "AA-" and reports the Village has "strong management conditions and a strong track record of consistently maintaining balanced operations." JAN 14, 2014


Renew your alarm registration online or visit the Alarm page and download/return an annual application form now. This Alarm page provides a Registration Application and Credit Card Authorization Form to pay via Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. DEC. 10, 2013


Please feel free to review the Village of Palmetto Bay's Adopted Operating & Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14. OCT 21, 2013



About Finance

The Finance Department reports to the Village Manager and is responsible for the administration of the Village’s financial and fiscal affairs. This includes accounting practices, financial planning and analysis, audit coordination, processing and recording of daily fiscal activities in accordance with generally accepted governmental accounting principles, budget coordination and monitoring, preparation of financial reports, and providing support on fiscal and financial matters.  The Finance Department operates under the management and leadership of the Finance Director.

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Biography - Desmond Chin

Mr. Chin comes to our municipality with a great deal of experience, namely serving as Assistant Finance Director at the City of Florida City for 10 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Florida International University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

In his capacity as Finance Director, Mr. Chin manages the daily finance/accounting activities of the Village, including:

  • Budget preparation and administration;
  • Preparation of the Village’s annual financial statements, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report;
  • Accounts payable/receivable;
  • Revenue collection;
  • Cash management;
  • Procurement management;
  • Risk management and loss prevention; and
  • Payroll

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Department Goals

  • Ensure proper implementation of financial and accounting practices for the effective and efficient use of the Village’s financial resources.
  • Maintain proper accountability over the Village’s financial resources.
  • Prepare timely financial reports on the Village’s financial condition.

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Staff and Contact Information

Desmond Chin, CPA, Director
Donna Latchman, Sr. Accountant
Litsy Pittser, Accountant
Idalmy Vidaurre, Accounting Clerk
Kristy Bada, Procurement Specialist


Phone: 305-259-1234
Fax: 305-259-1290

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Forms and Documents

FY 2013-14 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget
FY 2012-13 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget

FY 2011-12 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget

FY 2010-11 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget

FY 2009-10 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget
FY 2008-09 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget
FY 2007-08 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget
FY 2006-07 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget
FY 2005-06 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget

2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2007 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2006 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2005 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2004 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Alarm Registration Application
Credit Card Authorization Form

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