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Henry County, GA

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140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-6535
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Financial Services Division

The Henry County Financial Services Division is responsible for creating and maintaining the "full financial records of the County," including any and all revenues, expenditures, obligations, receipts, and accounts. Further, it "shall keep a faithful account of all public work done and the expense of the same, and shall likewise keep an inventory of County property, including machinery, tools, etc., and the disposition of it, as well as the location thereof." The Financial Services Division is made up of the Budget Department, Finance Department, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and Grants Administration.

Budget Department

The Budget Department promotes the fiscal health of Henry County by providing the best quality budget services, financial reporting, analysis, consultation, and information to the Board of Commissioners, division directors, and department management as an aid to making sound economic decisions. The Budget Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of the annual budget, and financial system tools which provide accurate and timely information to all levels of County government and to the public. The fiscal year budgets from 2003-2004 through current can be found in the left column of this page.

Finance Department

The Finance Department is made up of Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Ambulance Billing.

  1. The Accounting Section provides the County with responsive accounting and fiscal processing systems that promote public accountability and focus on customer service. The section provides technical or specialized financial and fiscal service to the County in all the different facets of accounting. This includes services in financial reporting, accounts receivable, cash collection, debt service, asset management, and general ledger maintenance.
  2. The Accounts Payable Section processes invoices and provides services to 30 County departments. The section develops and implements controls for the disbursement of all public funds which help make timely and accurate payments to vendors.
  3. The Payroll Section pays approximately 1600 employees. The section adheres to a strict schedule ensuring payroll is paid in a timely manner. Payroll is one of the most deadline-oriented sections in the County, having to meet strict processing deadlines to ensure employees receive their bi-weekly paychecks as required by law.

Grants Administration

Grants Administration is tasked with identifying and acquiring grants to assist County departments in fulfilling their needs and requirements. Grants Administration maintains files on all Henry County grants and verifies that departments are following grant contract requirements and purchasing policies, keeps records of all requisitions, purchase orders, expenditures, and grant revenue, and deposits grant reimbursements into their correct revenue accounts.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program

HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program was created under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and will provide nearly $4 billion to states and certain local communities experiencing particularly high foreclosure problems and risk of property abandonment.  The program permits states and local governments to purchase foreclosed homes at a discount and to rehabilitate or redevelop them in order to respond to rising foreclosures and falling home values.

State and local governments can use their neighborhood stabilization grants to acquire foreclosed upon residential property; to demolish or rehabilitate abandoned properties; and/or to offer down-payment and closing cost assistance to low- moderate- and middle-income homebuyers (household incomes not to exceed 120 percent of area median income).

NSP also seeks to prevent future foreclosures by requiring housing counseling for families receiving homebuyer assistance. In addition, future homebuyers will be protected by requiring grantees to ensure that new homebuyers under this program obtain a mortgage loan from a lender who agrees to comply with sound lending practices.

Learn more on the NSP website.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Henry County received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Officers Finance Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. This award is given to governments whose Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) achieves the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting. The CAFR has received the Certificate of Achievement for its CAFR numerous times, and is one of only 28 counties and 106 government entities in Georgia to receive a Certificate of Achievement in 2009. CAFRs from fiscal years 2002-2003 through current can be found in the left column of this page.

Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

Henry County received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the Government Officers Finance Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. This award is given to governments whose Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) conforms to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability and reader appeal. PAFRS are specifically designed to make the financial information they contain more readily accessible and understandable to a broader audience than that served by traditional financial reporting. The PAFR has received the Award for Outstanding Achievement several times, and is one of only two counties and nine government entities in Georgia to receive an Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2009. PAFRs from fiscal years 2005-2006 through present can be found in the left column of this page.

Lobbying

Henry County is a member of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (Annual membership to ACCG $7380.00) and the Atlanta Regional Commission ($210,650.00 for year ended June 30, 2013). Henry County does not employ or contract with any professional lobbyists.

 

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