The Finance Department's purpose is to provide a centralized source for handling the financial affairs of the Town. The Finance Director is Sharon Penny. Sharon Penny is responsible for the oversight and management of the Finance Department and administration of the Town adopted operating budgets.

The Finance Department operates with a staff of three members. Each member is responsible for different functions within the department, however, all are cross-trained to help in times of need and provide additional coverage and services. The basic functions include:

  • Billing and collections of utility services
  • Miscellaneous Fees
  • Purchasing of goods, services, and supplies
  • Paying financial obligations
  • Maintaining a financial record keeping system
  • Providing periodic preparation and distribution of financial statements
  • Protecting municipal assets
  • Utilizing investments for town funds
  • Providing payroll services.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - RFP Audit - FY ending in 6-30-22
The Town of Elizabethtown, North Carolina (hereinafter called  invites qualified independent auditors having sufficient governmental accounting and auditing experience in performing an audit in accordance with the specifications outlined in this Request for Proposal (RFP) to submit a proposal.

RFP Release Date February 8, 2022
Deadline for RFP Questions * February 25, 2022 by 5pm
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals **  


March 18, 2022 by 5pm
Extended to March 23, 2022 at 5pm

Town of Elizabethtown
Attn: Sharon A Penny, Finance Director
805 W. Broad St.
Elizabethtown, NC  28337

Selection Recommendation to Town Council April 4, 2022