The Finance Department operates a financial accounting and reporting system in compliance with North Carolina General Statute 159 (Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act) and other North Carolina General Statutes, Federal laws, and regulations. The primary purpose of the Department is to maintain accurate financial records to support the overall fiscal management of the County.

What We Do

  • Processes accounts payable
  • Processes payroll
  • Accounts for the County's receipts and disbursement
  • Manages financial aspects of capital construction projects
  • Maintains financial records and reporting for grants awarded through Federal, State, or other sources
  • Sells bonded debt
  • Manages existing debt
  • Bills for County services provided
  • Coordinates the annual audit
  • Assists the County Manager with the annual budget
  • Maintains risk management services for employees and assets
  • Maintains capital assets
  • Maintains sales and use taxes and payroll taxes
  • Safeguards assets of the County through implementation or acquisition of adequate internal control mechanisms, investments, and insurance coverage
  • Maintains the County general ledger
  • Assists County departments with managing budgets and other financial matters

Chief Financial Officer

Ongoing responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with oversight of overall county operations, with a focus on internal programs services
  • Developing the annual county budget
  • Overseeing the capital improvement plans (funding plans for major construction renovation projects)
  • Managing purchasing functions, including overseeing requirements for bids or requests for proposals
  • Overseeing and supports annual external audit of County finances
  • Assuring effective management of the County's financial assets and debt
  • Providing prudent fiscal management for the County
  • Promoting internal and external communications