The Finance Department has the responsibility of recording and reporting on the financial activities of the County and verifying that all financial transactions are conducted and recorded in accordance with the budget ordinance, applicable laws, guidelines provided by regulatory agencies, and generally accepted accounting principles and County policies. The following are some of the duties performed in fulfilling the department's responsibilities:
Maintaining detailed account records by fund for all County Departments including:
Budgeted and actual revenues
Budgeted and actual expenditures
Supervising the receipt, deposit and investment of cash
Reconciliation of all County bank accounts
Approving all invoices and contracts prior to payment
Disbursing funds for payments to suppliers
Maintaining expenditure records for all county grants
Disbursing employee payroll funds
Billing and collection of solid waste disposal fees and other miscellaneous billings
Preparing financial reports for Federal, State agencies
Coordinating the annual county audit
Assisting in the compilation of the annual County budget under the direction of the Director of Budget and Purchasing and the County Manager.
The Finance staff includes the Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director, Accountants, accounts payable, payroll, billing, and general accounting technicians, and the records clerk.