The Finance Department provides centralized support to other county agencies and oversees the functions of Accounting and Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Procurement, and Risk Management.

The Finance Department is responsible for the following:

  • Maintain Frederick County's general accounting system and financial records;
  • Process payroll and administer fringe benefit programs;
  • Processes accounts payable;
  • Administer the purchasing card program;
  • Oversees unclaimed property program;
  • Coordinate and assists in an annual audit;
  • Prepare and distribute the annual financial report;
  • Administer risk management program;
  • Advertise, receive and tabulate bids on all contracts for goods, services, and construction for Frederick County government;
  • Provide assistance and timely responses to Board and County Administrator requests for special policy and financial analysis; and
  • Coordinate and prepare the County budget
    • Monitor departmental expenditures and revenues to assure budgetary compliance
    • Coordinate all department budget adjustment requests
    • Reconcile additional appropriation to the current budget

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