Finance & Information Technology
The Department of Finance exists to:
- Ensure the financial integrity of the County's finances by managing, monitoring and reporting accurate and timely financial data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
- Administer financial transactions to ensure adequate and effective use of resources in providing essential services to departments and citizens of Surry County
The Finance Department provides financial support services to all county operations to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws. Duties include general accounting and financial reporting, grants administration, payroll, accounts payable, procurement, debt administration and risk management.
Finance oversees the development and administration of the Annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan and prepares the comprehensive annual financial report. The department is also responsible for establishing policies and guidelines specific to these functions.
Information Technology provides support services to all County departments and oversees and maintains centralized computer network systems to include servers, Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) systems, mobile devices, computers, other devices and the County's financial software system.
The department provides project management support for technology initiatives and ensures the continuity of operations in the event of natural or man-made disasters.
The mission of the Information Technology Division is to provide efficient information and technology support services and strategically plan reliable and sustainable technology solutions to all County departments.