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Kerry Breen

  Kerry Breen

City Treasurer/Director of Finance & Information Systems

Mission Statement

Provides timely and accurate fiscal information and a full range of technology-based resources and services in support of city officials, departments and the community.

About the Director

Kerry Breen joined the City in 2003, and has served as the City’s Director of Finance and Information Systems since 2016.  He graduated from Cal Poly in 2000 and early in his career worked as an auditor specializing in local government.  He earned his California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 2002.   His interest in fiscal sustainability and actuarial studies led to Brentwood’s early adoption of several fiscal initiatives including pension benefit reform, prefunding pension and retiree medical obligations, and the General Fund ten-year fiscal model.   In his free time, he enjoys hiking and spending time with his two wonderful dogs.

About the Department

The Finance & Information Systems Department oversees the financial and administrative services of the City, including budgeting, accounting, cash management, utility billing, as well as the information technology needs of the City. The department consists of three divisions:

Business Services

The Business Services Division is responsible for maintaining the City’s general ledger accounting system and generating financial reports. This includes fiscal analysis, budgeting, accounting functions in the management of the City’s finances, oversight of the external financial audit, debt management, administration of collection of assessments for various assessment districts and monitoring, auditing and investing of the City’s funds. Below is a detailed list of the responsibilities of the Business Services Division, as well as links to the City’s Financial Reports:

Financial Services

The Financial Services Division is responsible for the City’s financial operations, which includes providing public counter cashiering and customer services at City Hall for utility billing and business licenses, as well as accounting for all bank deposits from other City facilities. The Financial Services Division is also responsible for purchasing, which is performed on a decentralized basis with staff striving to obtain the best quality, service and prices for the City while treating vendors equally and fairly. Below is a detailed list of the functions provided by the Financial Services Division:

Information Services

The Information Services Division is responsible for providing an information infrastructure that incorporates reliable, technology-based services, in the most cost-effective manner, to support the City’s goals. Information Services’ primary responsibility is to provide technology that will sustain, enhance and extend the delivery of customer service while maintaining and supporting an efficient and stable networked infrastructure. Information Services Division maintains the following:

  • 911 Systems
  • Cellular Management
  • Client-Server Management
  • Desktop Support
  • Network Management
  • PBX and Phone Systems Support
  • Systems and Programming
  • System Security Management
  • Web Administration
  • WiFi
  • Enterprise System Catalog (SB272)