General Accounting Mission Statement
The mission of the General Accounting Division is to provide proper accounting guidance to all departments, special districts and component units.
General Accounting Vision Statement
To have the best and most knowledgeable accountants across all accounting levels in the County.
General Accounting Responsibilities
- Operations: Responsible for the review and approval of all financial transactions within the County’s Enterprise Financial System to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting. Re-issuance of lost, stale dated, or forged warrants. Distribute Prop 172 funding, Motor Vehicle License Fees (MVLF) revenue, and Citizens Option for Public Safety (COPS) funding. Make certain Special District debt service payments. Collect and report vendor data to meet the County’s EDD reporting requirements.
- Vendor Codes: Reviews, approves, and maintains active vendors for the payment process in PeopleSoft. Issues 1099 forms at calendar year end.
- Capital Assets: Review capital asset supporting documentation and verify transactions are recorded in Asset Management System. Issue capital asset tags.
- Financial Reporting: Collects, verifies, and compiles financial data to produce the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial and the Popular Annual Financial Reports. Maintain the PeopleSoft chart of accounts, reporting trees, and combination audit edits. Reconcile cash between PeopleSoft and the Treasurer’s cash investment system. Develop and monitor General Fund cash flows. Estimate fiscal year end General Fund fund balances.