The Finance Division is under the direction of the Sheriff and is managed by the Finance Director. The Finance Division consists of the accounts payable clerk, a payroll clerk, a property procurement coordinator, and a staff accountant which are managed by the finance director.
The Finance Division is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and control of the Sheriff's Office budget. The budgets are based upon allocations approved through the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners and the Sheriff's Administration. Budgets are made up of funds received through the tax base of Sumter County and when available, grant funds from several Federal and State programs. Functions include budgeting and analysis, audit review of accounts, purchasing approval of goods and services, control of expenditures and payments, including the agency payroll for over 350.
In addition, this division is responsible for all grant requests and grant reporting requirements, deposit of revenue from various sources and other general accounting functions as required.
The Staff Accountant is responsible for the management of accounts receivable, assists in grant management, and the oversight of the general ledgers. The Staff Accountant also provides assistance in the budgetary overview and manages billing for extra duty details and intercounty billings.
Payroll Clerk processes bi-weekly payroll for all 350+ Sheriff's Office employees, she is also responsible for FRS (Florida Retirement System) reporting, quarterly reporting to the Florida Department of Revenue.
Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for the payments and tracking of all Sheriff's Office invoices and expenditures.
Property Procurement Coordinator is reposonsible for the procurement process including price shopping, purchasing, budgetary planning, and the oversight of the Sheriff's warehoused inventory.
The Finance Director is primarily responsible for the protection of public funds. This function is achieved through proper accounting and budgeting with transparency. Additionally, the Finance Director is responsible for reporting to the Sheriff's Staff with both oversight of the general ledger and budget.
The Financial Division can be reached at email@example.com or at 352-569-1635.