finance_manThe Finance Department, consistent with the City of Fayetteville’s core values, serves other departments, citizens, and the community with RESPECT:

  • Responsibility,
  • Ethics,
  • Stewardship,
  • Professionalism,
  • Entrepreneurial spirit,
  • Commitment, and
  • Teamwork.

The Finance Department is committed to providing timely, accurate, and concise financial information, and reports.

Functionally, the department consists of: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Collections, Payroll, Cash and Debt Management, and Risk Management. The department plays a key role in every financial transaction ranging from processing payroll checks to managing investments.

The main office of the Finance Department is located on the second floor of the City Hall, 433 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

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Main Finance Office

  • Phone - (910) 433-1781
  • Mailing Address:
    City of Fayetteville
    P.O. Drawer D
    433 Hay Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28302-1746

Other Finance Divisions

Accounts Payable

  • Phone - (910) 433-1673 / 433-1670
  • Fax - (910) 433-1680
  • Located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 433 Hay Street

Accounts Receivable

  • Phone - (910) 433-1782
  • Fax - (910) 433-1680
  • Located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 433 Hay Street

  • Phone - (910) 433-1684
  • Fax - (910) 433-1680
  • Located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 433 Hay Street


  • Phone - (910) 433-1676 / 433-1030 / 433-1678
  • Fax - (910) 433-1780
  • Located on the 1st floor of City Hall, 433 Hay Street


  • Phone - (910) 433-1681 / 433-1685 / 433-1686
  • Fax - (910) 433-1680
  • Located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 433 Hay Street


Cheryl Spivey

Cheryl Spivey, Chief Financial Officer


Cheryl is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Fayetteville, in which she has served since February 2016. She has more than 25 years of local government finance experience in North Carolina.  Just prior to coming to work for the City, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in Wilmington. She has also held financial management positions with Wake County, Town of Cary and the NC Local Government Commission. She is originally from Vanceboro, NC.  She now resides with her husband in Fayetteville, and is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church on Raeford Road.

Cheryl is a Certified Public Accountant, and earned her Business Administration - Accounting degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

As the Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for the City’s finances, including accounting operations, treasury, debt management, financial reporting, payroll, risk management, grant compliance, purchasing, the local small business disadvantaged business enterprise program, and external audit coordination. She also serves on the Linear Park. Inc. and Firefighters’ Relief Fund.  

Alston, SamariaPayroll TechnicianFinance(910) 433-1681
Applewhite, AndreaAccounting Technician- CollectionsFinance(910) 433-1676
Bates, JodiPayroll Technician-CollectionsFinance(910) 433-1685
Best, Patricia Accounting Technician- CollectionsFinance(910) 433-1030
Beutelspacher, Deborah Office Assistant IIFinance(910) 433-1687
Bradshaw, Ashley BuyerFinance(910) 433-1359
Cameron, NoraPurchasing Agent/LSDBE CoordinatorFinance(910) 433-1358
Daquil, Linda Collections SupervisorFinance(910) 433-1675
Gilbert, JahleshaAccountantFinance(910) 433-1782
Gilmore, AshleyFinancial AnalystFinance(910) 433-1644
Hyman, Shirley AP Accounting TechnicianFinance(910) 433-1670
Kerimian, DebbyTreasurerFinance(910) 433-1683
McLaurin, Brittany Financial AnalystFinance(910) 433-1306
McLean, Lashanda Financial AnalystFinance(910) 433-1785
Picarella, JodySpecial Accounts AccountantFinance(910) 433-1859
Pope, StephanieRisk Management CoordinatorFinance(910) 433-1769
Powell, Brenda Senior Financial AnalystFinance(910) 433-1679
Pressley, Christine Accounts Payable SupervisorFinance(910) 433-1673
Spivey, CherylChief Financial OfficerFinance(910) 433-1682
Stewart, Sh'TavionBuyerFinance(910) 433-1886