The Finance Department advises the County Commission and Administration on all fiscal and budgetary matters. It is also responsible for purchasing all goods and services for county departments.
The Finance Department also provides assistance and advice to departments, the County Manager and the Board of Commissioners in procurement and planning.
The department is responsible for:
- Accounting for all financial transactions
- Disbursement of funds
- Facilitating budget development and implementation
- Monitoring of revenues and expenditures
- Periodic and annual reporting and projecting of County finances
- Facilitating the annual audit
- Management of the county treasury
- Procurement of goods and services
- Fixed asset inventory
The Finance Department procures materials, supplies, equipment and services for county departments at maximum dollar savings while ensuring the required quality levels.
The Finance Department strives to treat vendors and contractors fairly and equitably and maximize competition when possible, while protecting the integrity of the county in all areas of procurement. County purchasing agents strive to ensure objectivity in awards to responsible bidders.
In an effort to better serve residents and suppliers and to increase competition information regarding procurement, Habersham County solicitations are available from the following sources: The Northeast Georgian (newspaper), this website, and at the Habersham County Finance Department located at 130 Jacob's Way, Suite 302, Clarkesville, GA 30523.