Finance Department 

Finance Responsibilities

The Department of Finance exists to:

  • Ensure the financial integrity of the County's finances by managing, monitoring and reporting accurate and timely financial data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Administer financial transactions to ensure adequate and effective use of resources in providing essential services to departments and citizens of Surry County

The Finance Department provides financial support services to all county operations to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws. Duties include general accounting and financial reporting, grants administration, payroll, accounts payable, procurement, debt administration and risk management. 

Finance oversees the development and administration of the Annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan and prepares the comprehensive annual financial report. The department is also responsible for establishing policies and guidelines specific to these functions.