The primary responsibilities of the two finance employees are to maintain departmental financial accountability, ensure that internal financial controls are efficient and in compliance with county purchasing policies (Chapter 262 Texas Local Government Code) and federal and state laws. Their duties include the supervision, coordination and administration of major financial affairs including: accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, fixed assets, inventory and purchasing.
They are responsible for receiving and processing the deposit of collections from the various divisions within the Sheriff’s office including jail inmate bookings and money deposited by family members, inmate commissary, Estray Unit, etc.
They process numerous requisitions and invoices for a variety of services and purchasing of goods Finance strives to seek the best quality, lowest priced goods and services. They include office supplies and equipment, inmate medical and food services, travel and training, vehicle and building maintenance, uniforms and officer equipment, and many other various essentials for the office and its personnel to adequately and efficiently function with overall operational effectiveness.