The Finance Director's Office is responsible for coordinating the financial operations of the county departments within a framework of statutory and procedural safeguards to ensure the protection of county assets.

Budget & Financial Planning Responsibilities

All staff members are involved in preparing and administering the county's $25.6 million annual budget. Once the budget is adopted, the office focuses on the control and efficient allocation of budgeted resources while monitoring compliance with the county commissioners' mandates. View Budget & Financial Documents.

Accounting Responsibilities

All proposed expenditures are audited by Accounts Payable to ensure that they are legally due and payable pursuant to state statutes. In support of these efforts, the office is responsible for developing the format of the county's budgets and maintaining the system within the centralized computer system.

This county computer system assists in preparing departmental budgets, establishing budgetary controls, paying expenditure claims, and reporting the county's financial condition. The administration computer system also includes the county's payroll system. The Finance Director's Office processes the payroll for all county departments.

The accounting and review of all grants received by the county is maintained by the Finance Director's Office. The office prepares schedules and assists in the annual audit performed by independent auditors.

Mission Statement

The Finance Director's Office provides financial leadership, ensures financial integrity, protects county assets, maintains accurate financial and accounting records, and coordinates short-term and long-term financial planning.

We are committed to doing what's right to ensure that taxpayers' dollars are expended in a manner that achieves the maximum benefits, and we will work to heighten public trust by having a staff that demonstrates efficiency and effectiveness.