The mission of the Finance Division is to provide financial management services and support to the department.
The Office of Accounts Control is responsible for the operations of the departmental accounting system, maintenance of the chart of accounts, vouchers processing, and reconciliation of the departmental and state accounting systems.
The Office of Accounts Payable is responsible for payment of all administrative related costs for agency operations including employee payroll, travel, rent, utilities, and other costs.
Budget and Analysis
The Office of Budget and Analysis prepares budget requests and operations plans in compliance with state law, monitors compliance with budgets and prepares periodic financial status reports. The Budget Office is also responsible for Federal Grant Management and Reporting (except for the Food Stamp Program), Cash Management, Cost Accounting, and Financial Reporting.
Child Support Accounting
The Office of Child Support Accounting provides financial support for the Child Support Program. This office is responsible for receipt and disbursement of child support collections and correction of client accounts in the automated child support system resulting from incorrect entry of case management data by county workers. This Office also prepares Federal reports on child support collections and makes payment of child support incentive payments.
Contracts & Benefits Accounting
The Office of Contracts & Benefits Accounting is responsible for client cash assistance checks (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Child and Adult Foster Care Board Payments, Adult Day Care Payments) and other payments on behalf of clients. This unit is also responsible for accounting and payments for purchase of service contracts and professional service contracts.