The Finance Department assists the County Executive in preparing the
annual Executive Budget document, in monitoring and controlling the day-to-day
financial operations of the County to ascertain compliance with authorized
levels of appropriation and policies, in analyzing the potential fiscal impact
of County policy initiatives under consideration and in determining the
probable impact of both adopted and proposed Federal and State legislation,
regulations, and administrative codes.
Finance staff inform the County Board, its Finance Committee, and other
appropriate committees of matters concerning the current financial condition of
the County and its various divisions, departments, and programs, prepare fiscal
notes for all proposed legislation and contracts, and review bills prior to
recommending them for payment or other action by the Finance Committee.
Finance Department staff assist Racine County's auditors in preparing the
annual audit and provide direction and policy coordination to all other County
accounting personnel. The Finance Director advises the County Executive, County
Board and Finance Committee regarding appropriate changes in accounting
policies and procedures.
The Finance Department keeps the general books of accounts and is responsible
for the payroll system.
The Finance Director acts as the County Auditor.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
NOTE: Beginning in 2008, the 5 Year Capital Plan is included with the Executive Budget. Please see the reports linked above for this information.
Indirect Cost Plan