MISSION

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide timely and accurate financial information
using general accepted accounting principles to internal and external customers, while
ensuring citizens the department is operating in the most efficient manner.

FUNCTIONS

  • Process Bi-weekly Payroll Checks
  • Process weekly Accounts Payable checks
  • Preparation of annual budget
  • Projection of Revenues and Expenditures for long and short term planning
  • Maintain records of fixed assets
  • Monitor and Account for all grant activity
  • Provide departments with accurate and timely financial information
  • Bill and Receipt external customers for County services
  • Preparation of Annual Financial Report
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly tax, retirement, and employment reports
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail service

GOALS

  • Improve budget document so as to provide more meaningful information regarding department's mission and goals and receive the Government Finance Officer's Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Refine Annual Financial Report so as to produce a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and receive the Government Finance Officer's Association Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • To develop policies and procedures for cash handling, accounts payable, grants, fixed assets, and payroll
  • To provide staff opportunities to participate in training programs
  • To find new methods to increase efficiency while ensuring the needs of both internal and external customers are met
  • Further refinement of monthly financial reporting package to departments to distribute by the 16th of the month
  • To improve the accounting system general ledger chart of accounts to provide maximum flexibility in generating monthly and yearly financial reports
  • Develop a five-year Capital Improvement Program
  • Improve internal and external customer relations
  • To improve efficiency in the process of payroll by attaining a 85 percent target of direct deposit