- Elected Officials
The auditor maintains a central accounting system for all of county government. This entails the control and issuance of disbursements, financial accounting and reporting, grant accounting and payroll.
Accounts Payable audits and processes for payment all invoices and billings for the county and taxing districts. Confirms that charges are legitimate and accurately allocated per the BARS (Budget, Accounting, and Reporting System). Determines there are adequate funds to cover payments in the proper departmental budgets.
Call Accounts Payable
Payroll is responsible for processing all county and districts payroll along with related transactions including benefits. Prepares and processes all monthly, quarterly, and annual state and federal payroll reports.
The Douglas County Auditor is responsible for compiling, preparing and submitting the countywide budget in accordance with RCW 36.40. The Chief Accountant, under the direction of the Auditor, notifies in writing each county official to submit budget requests and itemized estimates of revenue and expenditures. Prepares preliminary budget showing the expenditures and corresponding revenues by department/fund. Attends budget hearings with department heads and makes financial recommendations. Assists Board of Commissioner with final budget decision making. The Chief Accountant performs continuous monitoring of all department budgets in accordance with state statute.
The Chief Accountant, oversees County financial operations and the development, implementation and administration of fiscal system goals, objectives, priorities, policies, programs and services. The Chief Accountant provides financial information to the Board of Commissioners monthly. Also, the Chief Accountant, prepares and submits the County's Annual Financial Report as required by, and in compliance with, Washington State Laws and regulations and is lead in cooperating with the State Auditors' office during the performance of the external audit.