and Distribution of Tax Revenues
- Accounting for All County
- Administration of County Payroll
- Produces Official Financial
Reports for County, State and Federal Governments
The County Auditor is the Chief
Fiscal Officer in each County. It is his/her responsibility to account
for the millions of dollars received each year by each County and
to issue warrants (checks) in payment of all County obligations,
including the distribution of tax dollars to the townships, villages,
cities, school districts and library systems as well as other county
agencies. The Auditor's General Accounting Department is the watchdog
over all county funds and maintains the official records of all
receipts, disbursements and fund balances.
It is the Auditor's responsibility to serve as the paymaster for
all County employees.
The Auditor also distributes
motor vehicle license fees, gasoline taxes, estate taxes, fines
and local government funds in addition to real estate, personal
property and manufactured home taxes.
As Chief Fiscal Officer in each county, the Auditor is required
by law to prepare the County's annual financial report. Most counties
prepare a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
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