The County Auditor is the Chief Financial Officer of the County.
The Auditor has the responsibility of accounting for millions of dollars received each year by more then thirty different departments. The Auditor is also responsible for issuing thousands of warrants for the payment of all County obligations. The Auditor is responsible for distributing tax dollars to the various townships, villages, cities, libraries and school districts as well as other county agencies. The County Auditor maintains the official financial records of the county including receipts, disbursements and fund balances. The Auditor also distributes motor vehicle license fees, gasoline taxes, estate taxes, fines and local government funds to the various political subdivisions within the County.
The County Auditor also has the responsibility as paymaster for all County employees.