Formerly a part of the Town’s Administration, the Finance Department was created due to a consolidation of functions and the impact on the town’s fiscal operations in accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.  Under the direction of the Town Finance Officer the department now administers and provides control and guidance for all financial matters to the Town while complying with all applicable Town, State and Federal mandates.  The department oversees daily finance related operations including collections, disbursements, and payroll while maintaining necessary accounting records and reports to assist the Town Manager, Department Heads and Elected Officials with the adopted budget and financial objectives for the current fiscal year.

Finance Department Staff

Liliana Noble, Finance Director

Liliana joined the Town on March 30, 2016.  She moved from the Dare County Regional Airport where she worked for almost 8 years as the Finance Officer.  Prior to the airport, she worked for the Dare County Department of Social Services for two years.  Liliana also has 12 years of banking experience and holds a Bachelors In Business Administration from the University Santiago de Cali and an Associates of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.   She  has also attended classes at the UNC School of Government in Municipal Accounting.    Liliana moved to the Outer Banks in 2006 when she married her husband, a general contractor and longtime resident of the Outer Banks.

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Lauren Cavendish, Finance Technician

Lauren joined the Town of Kitty Hawk in October of 2023. Lauren previously served as a Human Resource Administrative Assistant with a focus in payroll administration.

Lauren holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Anthropology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Lauren started as a seasonal employee on the Outer Banks and after one summer knew this was her home. She has resided full time on the beach since March of 2021, settling in the Town of Kill Devil Hills.

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