OVERVIEW & PURPOSE:
The Lake County Sheriff's Office Finance Department consists of one comptroller and five clerks. The total budget for the Sheriff's Office is over $82,000,000.00. This includes all funding sources. There are over 750 authorized positions. We compile the information and prepare the budget to be presented to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners for approval.
We also do salary analysis, comparing the salaries of like positions in surrounding counties and other governmental agencies with our employee salaries. Review all insurance bids and make recommendations to Staff. We also respond to all employment verifications. We have two bi-weekly payrolls.
The clerks input all the data (new employee information, changes, deductions, timesheets, etc.) to pay employees. A clerk also files all monthly and quarterly reports and prepares the W-2s. The clerks are responsible for auditing invoices, data input and disbursing funds to the appropriate vendor, as well as preparing daily deposits to the bank.
Other duties consists of, but are not limited to, grant reporting, balancing vendor statements, employee health insurance statements, bank statements, filing state and federal reports, monitoring the state and federal law enforcement trust funds, certify funds for all purchases, assisting the auditors, filing and all other accounting functions. We prepare the 1099s and annual financial statements. The department is also responsible for maintaining the checking accounts for the Sheriff's Explorers and Sheriff’s Posse. We assist in compiling information for the Sheriff's annual report to the citizens of Lake County.