DEPARTMENT oF FINANCE


Director Adrian Mapp

 


Joy Lascari
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Rinaldi
Tax Assessor
Carl Smith
Tax Collector
Jashlyn Wingfield
Pension Fund
TaQuisha Knight
Payroll
Evon Ikner
Keyboarding Clerk I
Linda Askew
Assistant Assessor
Melissa Young
Data Entry Operator
Christina Tamaya

Senior Cashier


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Mission Statement
The Finance Department is responsible for the receipt, safeguarding, investment, and disbursement of municipal funds, which include tax collection, accounts payable, and payroll. The Finance Office oversees the operations of the Tax Collector's Office, the Tax Assessor's Office, and the Water Utility.

 

About the Director: Adrian Mapp
Adrian Mapp joined the City of Orange Township as the Director of Finance in 2012 under the Warren administration. He has over 30 years of Accounting and Finance experience along with fourteen years of government financial experience. He served as the Chief Finance Officer for the Borough of Roselle for three years, and was the Treasurer of School Money for the Borough of Roselle School District. Prior to gaining his financial experience in the governmental sector, Adrian worked for Bristol Myers-Squibb for over 16 year in various functional areas such as finance, administration and purchasing. Adrian is a former Trustee of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, former Finance Committee Chair of the Green Brook Flood Control Commission, and is a member of the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club, one of the oldest African American social services organizations in the country. In addition, he is also a member of the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Adrian holds an M.B.A. in International Business from Fairleigh-Dickinson University and a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Municipal Finance Officer (C.M.F.O.) and a Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA). Adrian is an elected official in the City of Plainfield and is a former member of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 

Department Achievements
    • Discontinued the practice of confirming orders, eliminating over expenditures, bringing the Township into state compliance

    • Provided monthly fiscal reports to the governing body

    • Reduced the number of items advertised for tax sale—indicating an improved tax collection rate

    • Transitioned from a handwritten general ledger system to a reliable financial reporting system which allows for maintenance of all funds in the general ledger in accordance with Technical Accounting Directive # 3, a state requirement

    • Trained city personnel on appropriation processing through the requisition and purchase order system that allowed for all back data to the beginning of the year to be entered, making it possible to produce budget status reports that at a minimum reflect accurate, up-to-date information for salary, wages and other expenses in each department

    • Implemented a standardized four-part receipt process that provides efficient reporting of funds collected by all municipal departments