It is the mission of the Finance Department to work with the Board of Supervisors to provide consistent management of Clark County’s budget, accounting, payroll and accounts payable programs. The Office of Finance reports to the finance committee and the executive, legislative, and judicial committee.
Office of Finance
517 Court St.
Neillsville, WI 54456
Ph: (715) 743-5295
Fx: (715) 743-5159
The scope of duties can be represented, but is not limited to, the following functions:
Budget / Accounting
Under direction of the finance committee, our department uses established procedures, formats, and priorities in preparing, presenting, and executing the county budget. We assist the committee and board with reporting and financial planning. The office also serves as the internal auditor and assists with the annual independent audit, preparing supporting reports, and providing the management discussion and analysis.
The Office of Finance prepares the annual financial informational return to the WI Department of Revenue. We provide advice, counsel, and direction to all department heads to the extent necessary to ensure effective administration and implementation of approved fiscal policies, plans, and programs. The fixed asset reporting system is maintained by our department, as are the financial records kept in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), GAAFR (Government Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting), and GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) guidelines.
Payroll / Benefits Administration
The Office of Finance prepares payroll for all county employees under six different groupings of employees and seven unions. Payroll staff administers employee benefits based on related employee policies and contracts. The office completes required biweekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports (federal, state, county and internal). Federal and state laws are followed regarding payroll and benefit payments.
Our office works with all of the departments to issue weekly payments to our vendors. We also serve as the internal auditor and process all payments per policies. The finance office issues 1099 forms as necessary for vendor payments.