About the Finance Office
The Finance Office is responsible for establishing and maintaining the financial activity of the County in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and state law. The duties of the office are to establish and maintain the accounting records, disburse moneys, make financial reports, manage the receipt and deposit of moneys, manage the county’s debt service obligation, supervise investments and perform any other assigned duties. Additionally, the department prepares the annual budget for the County.
Major activities of the office include:
- Preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in accordance with generally accepted reporting standards and coordination of the annual audit by independent certified public accountants;
- Provision of centralized accounting services for all county departments consisting of debt management, accounts payable, payroll preparation and administration, and the recording of all financial activity in accordance with federal and state agencies and generally accepted accounting principles;
- Forecasting of cash needs and investment of idle funds to maximize earnings while focusing on the objectives of safety, liquidity and yield; and,
- Preparation and daily administration of the annual operating budget for the County under the conditions of the Local Government
- Budget and Fiscal Control Act.