The Accounting & Budget Bureau is responsible for the sound and timely accounting of all Accounting & Budget matters of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The Accounting & Budget Bureau prepares the annual budget for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners and monitors the budget throughout the year. The Bureau also hosts the annual independent audit and prepares the financial statements that are presented to the Auditor General.
More detailed responsibilities of the Accounting & Budget Bureau include:
- Accounts Payable – process the timely payment of all invoices.
- Payroll – process payroll checks for more than 900 employees and ensures compliance with all Federal and State reporting requirements related to payroll.
- Purchasing – processes all purchase requisitions and prepare various bids throughout the year.
- Agency Funds – account for all monies held in trust for other agencies or other individuals.
- Grant Financial Reporting – prepare and submit financial reports in compliance with grant requirements.
Contracts & Grants Unit
The Contracts and Grant Unit performs grant research, development, implementation and compliance monitoring of all grants and supports the Sheriff in Federal and State legislative affairs.
Additional support is provided by facilitating, managing, implementing special projects and initiatives, and providing information and assistance to various entities, both internally and externally.