Duties & Responsibilities
The division’s budget and finance responsibilities include the preparation and administration of the budget, purchasing coordination and accounts payable processing.
Preparation and administration of the budget consists of:
Drafting internal budget guidelines
Submitting the annual budget and related paperwork
Monitoring the budget for county and state compliance
Processing state reimbursements
Preparing monthly financial status reports
Handling other related matters
Purchasing coordination includes contract development and renewals for psychological services, as well as purchase orders for equipment, furniture, and other products for each division. Division staff works with the Lake County Finance and Administrative Services Department to ensure procurement of the best quality products for the lowest possible prices.
Accounts Payable processes bills for all divisions of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. AP also includes employee expense reimbursements. Some directors, managers, and staff use p-cards to make purchases. All statements and receipts are turned in to the Administrative Services Division for reconciliation within the county’s procurement card system.