Photo by Erick Chavez

Photo by Erick Chavez

Rickey S. Manbahal

Director of finance

(310) 349-2920  Email

Mr. Manbahal joined the City in 2014, with more than 20 years of accounting/finance experience in both the public and private sectors. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters’ in Public Administration. The Finance Department provides financial management, oversight, monitoring and reporting functions for the City’s complex financial resources. Finance Department is responsible for annual fiscal audit, budget preparation and presentation, general accounting, business license administration, cashiering, debt service, accounts payable & receivable, animal licensing administration, payroll and purchasing and warehousing functions for the City. The Finance Director reviews operations to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as City regulations, codes and financial policies.  


It is the mission of the City of Hawthorne's Division of Finance to provide the highest level of professional and technical assistance to the City Manager and City departments/ divisions relative to all financial matters, while setting to serve the public's best interest in regard to fiscal accountability.

The Division of Finance promotes responsible resource allocation through the City's annual financial plan (Budget) and provides accurate financial information in the form of local, state, and federal reporting requirements such as the Comprehensive Annual Financial Statement.

The functions necessary to achieve the mission of the Division of Finance include:

  • Accounts Payable

  • Budgeting

  • Cash Management

  • General Accounting

  • Payroll

  • Purchasing

  • Warehousing