The Financial Services Division of the Auditor's Office maintains and controls the County's financial system to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the County's financial information, financial reporting, payment of liabilities, and safeguarding of assets. Financial Services also provides financial, accounting, payroll, and accounts payable services to the County's various departments, agencies and acts as the disbursing officer for smaller taxing districts with the County. To facilitate effective management of these responsibilities, the Division is organized into three sections:
Annually, Financial Services is responsible for preparing a report summarizing the County's fiscal affairs. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principle (GAAP) and is audited by the State Auditor's Office each year. Financial services also provides technical assistance and analysis to various departments in recording complex transactions and compliance of financial requirements with various national, state, and local regulatory agencies.
The Accounts Payable section provides independent and impartial review of invoices that are presented for payment. Once the auditing function has been completed, the invoices are processed for payment.
The Payroll section is responsible for the production of the county payroll, processing the related transactions and reports, and generation of the county employee's pay check.
Financial Services: (509) 477-6301
Payroll: (509) 477-2257
Accounts Payable: (509) 477-2259
Fax: (509) 477-6451