Financial Services

Financial Services is responsible for managing the financial operations of Pitt County in accordance with North Carolina's Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.

Mission


The mission of the Pitt County Financial Services Department is to coordinate the financial activity of the County, ensuring effective and prudent management of the County’s financial resources for the citizens of Pitt County, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the North Carolina General Statutes and other state, local and federal regulations.

Service Description


Fiscal management duties include:
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Budgeting
  • Cash management
  • General accounting and financial reporting
  • Investments and debt management
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing
The department also manages:
  • Budgetary process
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Evaluation of County policies and procedures
  • Fixed asset inventory controls
  • Grants management
  • Strategic planning assistance

Responsibilities


  • Acts as the liaison for the Elections Department and the Department of Social Services Board.
  • Controls expenditures
  • Establishes and maintains the accounting system
  • Handles the Emergency Medical Services (ambulance) billing function
  • Manages the receipt and deposit of moneys and other assets
  • Prepares the County's financial reports including but not limited to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Annual Budget
  • Provides bookkeeping services for the Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority's operating accounts and for Board of Education and Pitt Community College construction projects
  • Provides oversight for the Tax Administration and Animal Shelter operations

Financial Responsibilities


  • Handling the County's revenues
  • Investing the County's idle funds
  • Issuing debt for construction projects
  • Paying all the County's bills

Staff Duties


The staff within the Financial Services department spearhead the preparation of the annual budget for Pitt County and monitor the County's expenditures during the year. The Office supervises the financial operations of all county departments and ensures that the County maintains sound internal controls in all fiscal operations.