Accounting & Payroll

The Bureau manages both accounting and payroll operations. Activities include: accounts payable; payroll; disbursements; accounts receivable; capital, grant, and fixed asset accounting; billing and revenue control.

The Bureau prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), monthly financial reports, and payroll reporting for over 40,000 employees and retirees.

Each year over 150,000 checks totaling over $1 billion are issued and over 1 million payments to employees and retirees totaling almost $900 million are processed. See our section on Frequently Asked Payroll Questions for additional information

Financial services are provided for: Loan and Guarantee programs, Baltimore Convention Center, Visit Baltimore, One West Pratt Street, Inc., and Baltimore Arena.

To submit an invoice to the City for goods or services that your company has provided, follow these guidelines to ensure timely payment:

Submit the invoice to either of the following:

Mail the invoice to: 

Bureau of Accounting & Payroll Services
401 E. Fayette Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

E-mail the invoice to: [email protected]

  • Place the Purchase Order (PO) number on the invoice. One time/Open Market contract PO’s begin with the letter P followed by six numbers (e.g. P123456). Master_selfet contract PO’s begin with the letter P followed by six numbers, a colon, and a release number (e.g. P123456:123).
  • Provide the receiving City Agency’s Name and Address on the PO for the goods or services provided on the invoice.
  • Ensure that the information on the PO matches the information on the invoice, including but not limited to, prices or quantities of goods provided to the City.