The Finance Department operations include Accounting, Budget, Treasury, Purchasing, and Debt Administration. Licensing and Occupation Tax is administered by the Building Permits office.
The Finance department oversees the financial operations of Troup County in compliance with state and federal laws and in compliance with GASB and GAAP standards, ensuring fiscal responsibility and effective and efficient use of fiscal resources. The department functions include, but are not limited to, Uniform Chart of Accounts compliance, financial record administration, budget preparation and administration, digest analysis, millage rate calculations and reporting, grant and capital project tracking, revenue administration, miscellaneous billing, local excise and SPLOST tax distributions, bank reconciliation, cash and investment management, vendor compliance, vendor and employee payments, debt issuance, debt monitoring and management, self-insurance and liability programs management, procurement and contracts operations management, property liability insurance, Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act (E-verify) compliance and reporting, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Report of Local Government Finances, and fiscal analysis and reports.
The Finance Department maintains memberships with Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the Georgia GFOA chapter. The Department has maintained the GFOA Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting since 2004.
Troup County currently maintains 38 bank accounts, 16 of which are maintained by the Finance Department. The County operates on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year (FY).