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Contact Information

Carol Swindell
Interim Finance Director 
Clifford W. Redstone
Network Administrator
Carolyn Slade Dickens
Accounting Technician
P.O. Box 65
Surry, VA 23883 
Phone: 757-294-5271
Fax: 757-294-5204 
Physical Address:
45 School Street
Surry, VA 23883


Melissa D. Rollins
Director of Finance & Information Technology
P.O. Box 65
Surry, VA 23883
Phone:  (757) 294-5271
Fax:      (757) 294-5204
Finance & Information Technology

ComputersThe Department of Finance & Information Technology provides financial and computer support services to all County operations and is responsible for the maintenance and dissemination of reliable and accurate financial dat.  Duties include payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, budgeting, general accounting, personnel and financial reporting.  The Finance Director coordinates and assists in the preparation of the annual financial report. The department is also responsible for establishing policies and guidelines specific to these functions.

Technology support services oversees the centralized computer and network systems, provides strategic planning of County technology needs, maintains and supports integrated systems (IP telephone, electronic mail, financial software system) and provides technical support for computers and other devices.

Payroll:  The Finance Department processes payroll for approximately 95 full-time and part time County employees.  We are responsible for payroll taxes and the administration of employee benefits. 

Accounts Payable:  The Finance Department is responsible for paying all County invoices and printing accounts payable checks.  Our department is responsible for Form 1099 reporting. 

Purchasing:  The Finance Department provides assistance in the issuance of Invitations for Bids (IFB) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) and is responsible for the issuance and approval of purchase orders and the County's bidders list. 

Budget:  The Finance Department works closely with County Administration and the Board of Supervisors in the development of the County's annual budget and capital improvements plan.  The process normally begins in January with a budget orientation session followed by the assembling of budget requests from departments and agencies, budget work sessions, public hearings and concludes with final adoption of the budget by the Board of Supervisors in May or June. 

General Accounting:  The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and dependability of all financial transaction and reports.  This includes oversight of the general ledger and the month-end and year end close processes.



The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County of Surry, Department of Finance by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. 

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.  For more information on the Government Finance Officers Association, click here.