General Accounting

As the name implies, general accounting provides a wide variety of accounting services to ensure successful and accurate financial and budgetary reporting. The department facilitates policy decisions by the County CEO and the Board of Supervisors by generating revenue and expenditure forecasts, and a variety of financial reports. General Accounting Unit is instrumental in helping the County achieve balanced budgets and is the starting point for planning future budgets and strategic financial plans.

The Unit provides checks and controls for the County’s financial records. It is responsible for reviewing and correcting the daily deposit orders and journal vouchers, reviewing and inputting budget transfers and reviewing and researching daily negative expense balances and holding/releasing check and payment vouchers when necessary. This Unit also maintains a 1099 database from which the 1099’s are annually generated.

Capital Assets are items of a long-term character that are intended to be held or used in operations such as land, buildings, equipment, infrastructure and some intangibles. Monitoring and maintaining the County’s capital assets is performed by a special unit within the Auditor-Controller’s office. This requires coordination and communication with all County departments and agencies to monitor inventories, and track obsolete, destroyed, surplus and missing capital assets. The unit creates an annual reconciliation and status report.

The County’s “Chart of Accounts” is located under the “Resources” section.

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