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 Financial Planning & Control

‚ÄčThe Financial Planning & Control division of the Department of Fiscal Affairs is responsible for coordinating programs and services provided by the department as well as the budgeting, accounting, reporting and analysis of the County's consolidated financial information. The division's goals are to provide clear, accurate and timely financial reporting as well as an annual budget, and a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report which meet Government Finance Officers Association certificate of achievement standards. The division also furnishes assistance to other departments pertaining to financial and accounting matters. Agencies prepare and submit to this division individual budgets and financial statements for their respective organization in accordance with County fiscal policies and procedures. Fiscal Affairs accountants review the information for reasonableness and compile it with information produced internally and by other agencies. The information is analyzed and summarized in the budget and budget message, five year operating and capital improvement plan and quarterly and annual reports. The division establishes fiscal policy, develops and maintains a fiscal procedures manual, maintains complete records of all County funds and accounts, and produces daily, weekly and monthly internal financial reports.

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