Financial Reports:ADOPTED BUDGETSFY 13-14 Budget SummaryFY 13-14 Adopted Budget FY 12-13 Adopted BudgetFY 11-12 Adopted BudgetFY 10-11 Adopted BudgetFY 09-10 Adopted BudgetFY 08-09 Adopted Budget
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTSFY 12-13 Report FY 11-12 ReportFY 10-11 ReportFY 09-10 ReportFY 08-09 ReportFY 07-08 ReportFY 06-07 ReportFY 05-06 ReportFY 04-05 Report
OTHER REPORTS2014-2018 Capital Improvements Plan2013-2017 Capital Improvements Plan2012-2016 Capital Improvements Plan2011-2015 Capital Improvements Plan
Surry County Finance & Information Technology
The Department of Finance & Information Technology provides financial and computer support services to all County operations and is responsible for the maintenance and dissemination of reliable and accurate financial dat. Duties include payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, budgeting, general accounting, personnel and financial reporting. The Finance Director coordinates and assists in the preparation of the annual financial report. The department is also responsible for establishing policies and guidelines specific to these functions.
Technology support services oversees the centralized computer and network systems, provides strategic planning of County technology needs, maintains and supports integrated systems (IP telephone, electronic mail, financial software system) and provides technical support for computers and other devices.
Payroll: The Finance Department processes payroll for approximately 95 full-time and part time County employees. We are responsible for payroll taxes and the administration of employee benefits.
Accounts Payable: The Finance Department is responsible for paying all County invoices and printing accounts payable checks. Our department is responsible for Form 1099 reporting.
Purchasing: The Finance Department provides assistance in the issuance of Invitations for Bids (IFB) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) and is responsible for the issuance and approval of purchase orders and the County's bidders list.
Budget: The Finance Department works closely with County Administration and the Board of Supervisors in the development of the County's annual budget and capital improvements plan. The process normally begins in January with a budget orientation session followed by the assembling of budget requests from departments and agencies, budget work sessions, public hearings and concludes with final adoption of the budget by the Board of Supervisors in May or June.
General Accounting: The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and dependability of all financial transaction and reports. This includes oversight of the general ledger and the month-end and year end close processes.
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County of Surry, Department of Finance by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C. For more information on the Government Finance Officers Association, click here.