The department of Finance and Management Services is
responsible for the financial management and planning of the County. This
includes establishing and maintaining effective controls over the county's
financial activities, providing accurate financial information to all county
and school board departments in a timely manner, and coordinating the annual
budget and monitoring compliance after adoption.
The accounting division coordinates the annual audit and
prepares the annual audited financial reports. Finance provides the resources
needed in its budget division to support departments, County Administration,
and the Board of Supervisors. In
addition, finance also provides the support for payroll, accounts payable,
financial reporting, debt management and audit.
The purchasing division serves as administrative agent in
the procurement of all goods and services above a $5,000 unit cost as well as
all procurement card oversight and disposal of surplus property. The purchasing
division's primary responsibilities include oversight, review and assistance in
preparation of specifications, commodity bidding, solicitation and oversight
review of professional and non-professional service proposals.