Finance Department

Monitoring Financial Activity

The finance department has the responsibility of recording and reporting on the financial activities of the county. The department also verifies that all financial transactions are conducted and recorded in accordance with the budget ordinance, applicable laws, guidelines provided by regulatory agencies, generally accepted accounting principles, and county policies.


The following are some of the duties performed in fulfilling the department's responsibilities:
  • Accounting for fixed assets
  • Approving all invoices and contracts prior to payment
  • Approving and issuing the purchase orders
  • Assisting in compilation of the annual county budget
  • Disbursing employee payroll funds
  • Disbursing funds for payment to suppliers
  • Maintaining detailed account records by fund for all county departments including:
    • Assets
    • Budgeted and actual expenditures
    • Budgeted and actual revenues
    • Liabilities
  • Preparing financial reports for federal and state agencies
  • Supervising the receipt, deposit, and investment of cash