The Fiscal Services division is responsible for the preparation and review of the County budget in compliance with Sections 120 and 200, Florida Statutes. Fiscal Services also continually monitors, maintains and amends the budget in accordance with adopted procedures in the Administrative Code.
The division is also responsible for the production and distribution of the County's official budget document. Monitoring and providing revenue projections to the County Administrator is also a function of this department. The Fiscal Services division is divided into five core service sections that perform specific services on behalf of Charlotte County.
Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Section
Provides processing, tracking, reporting and support of procurement functions, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Additionally this group supports the other Fiscal Services core sections and Board Departments.
Provides budget oversight and manages the budget process for the two year budget cycle including TRIM (truth in millage) and public hearings. Provides Novus agenda support, cost allocation calculations and special projects. Management of the Constitutional budgets and Court budgets resides in this group.
Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Section
Manages the financial activity of all Capital Projects, Municipal Services Benefit Units (MSBU), Municipal Services Taxing Units (MSTU), and Community Redevelopment Areas (CRA). In addition, this section prepares the budgets for the following funds: Capital Projects, Impact Fees, Native Tree, Road Improvements, and Sales Tax Extension.
Provides financial oversight on grant funding administered through other departments. Grants integrated within a CIP project or Utilities reside and are managed within their respective area. In addition, this section coordinates with the department’s assigned Grant Coordinator and the awarding agency on financial and programmatic compliance and audits.
The Operations section manages the financial activity of all departmental budgets, including coordinating with the departments on budget preparation, expense and revenue projections, and financial reporting. In addition, coordination of bond issuance and rate analysis resides in this section.