The Finance Office is responsible for the accounting of all County revenues and expenditures. It provides information to the County Commissioners and County government departments to help facilitate resource allocation decisions, the assessment of services, and the County’s long-term financial planning.
The Finance Office also oversees grant administration for all grants received by departments, allied agencies, and non-profits that are required to flow through the County government.
The Finance Director, along with the County Administrator and Comptroller, assist the County Commissioners with the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets.
The Finance Office conducts its operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and strives to meet the highest standards of transparency and responsible financial practices. The Finance Office, together with the Tax Office, are responsible for Caroline County receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers of Association for twelve consecutive years. This award is the highest honor local governments can receive for financial reporting.