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Department Detail:  Finance

Department Finance
Address 421 Nebraska St
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  54235
Phone Number 920-746-2209
Fax Number 920-746-7129
Staff Finance Staff
Office Hours Mon - Fri 8am-4:30pm

The Finance Department is responsible for broad scope financial matters including overall financial management, accounting, reporting, budgeting, internal auditing and financial record keeping. The Department assists county departments to insure effective administration and implementation of approved financial policies, plans and programs


The Finance Department will administer and account for the financial resources of the County in accorrdance with County Board policy, State and Federal Regulations, GAPP(Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), and GASB(Governmental Accounting Standards Board).  The Finance Department will also provide financial information to the governing body to enable them in the decision making process and will provide financial, purchasing, and printing services to meet the needs of the various departments.

The County Finance Department is responsible for:

  • the preparation and maintenance of the Annual Budget, 2010 budget amount of $66,266,538(capital and operation)
  • for accounting including general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, purchasing and printing
  • for auditing of all County records
  • for cash management, debt management and investment program

Under the direction of the Finance Committee, the Finance Department shall:

  • Determine the methods and procedures for keeping all accounts of the County
  • Shall be vested with the authority to establish accounting and reporting systems
  • Designate such financial books as may be deemed necessary and appropriate for all offices, departments and sub-units in the County

Upon the Direction of the Finance committee, the Finance Department may:

  • Examine the books and accounts of any county officer, board, commission, committee, trustee, or other officer or employee entrusted with the receipt, custody or expenditure of money
  • Or by or on whose authorization any funds appropriated by the County Board are expended, whether compensated for services by fees or by salary, and all original bills and vouchers on which moneys have been paid out and all receipts of moneys received by them.

Shall have free access to such books, accounts, bills, vouchers, and receipts as often as may be necessary to perform the duties required.

  • Report the results of the examinations to the Finance Committee and the County Board.
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Committee Of Jurisdiction Finance Committee
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