Accounting & Payroll
The county auditor must audit all bills approved for payment by the board of county commissioners before warrants are issued. It must be confirmed that charges are legitimate and that there are adequate funds to cover the payments in the proper departmental budgets.
Further duties of the auditor in this department include acting as disbursing officer for taxing districts, for example, a fire district. The auditor is required to keep warrant (check) books and maintain payroll records.
As ex-officio supervisor of the Division of Municipal Corporations, (Washington State Auditor) the auditor is responsible for the annual county financial report and each departments monthly management report, among other reports concerning the counties fiscal affairs. In addition, the auditor is involved with both the preparation and administration of the county budget.