Financial Services

The Mission of the Financial Services Department is to provide professional, responsible fiscal management and stewardship with accurate financial reporting encompassing integrity, accountability, and exceptional customer service.

The Finance Department supports other departments in the Commission by tracking the funding status and expenditure levels of grants received, submitting required reports to grantor agencies, and assuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for programs and funding received by the Commission.

The Finance Department plays an integral role in reviewing contracts, bids and proposals, monitoring the status of grants and programs in relation to contractual commitments, preparing requisite financial reports for grantor agencies, and monitoring the performance of subcontractors and their compliance with required guidelines, procedures and reporting.

The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Anti-Fraud Program. Annually, each employee and sub-contractor is required to review the Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, sign the code's Certification form and complete and sign the Code of Conduct Compliance Questionnaire.

The Finance Director is responsible for preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The purpose of the report is to provide the Council, management, staff, the public and other interested parties with detailed information reflecting the CRC’s financial condition. The report also satisfies state law to publish a complete set of financial statements presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by a firm of licensed certified public accountants.

A Certificate of Achievement is valid for a period of one year only. We believe that our CAFR for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 continues to meet the Certificate of Achievement Program’s requirements and we have submitted it to the GFOA to determine its eligibility for another certificate.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the CRC for its CAFR for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, the CRC had to publish an easily readable and efficiently organized CAFR that satisfied both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements.