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Following the mandates imposed by laws and regulations, and complying with contractual obligations, the Finance Department provides various services to the residents of Westchester County.

High school graduates starting their 2-year college studies outside of Westchester may obtain a necessary Certificate of Residence, court litigants may obtain refunds of court ordered funds held by the department, and property owners may submit legal stipulations for the processing of assessment recalculations.

The department also provides a centralized purchasing function that obtains the lowest-cost, highest-quality supplies and contractual services for county departments, sharing the savings with participating Westchester municipalities.  Our General Accounting and Accounts Payable units have final approval responsibility for every financial transaction and expense payment for all County departments. Yearly independent audits produce stellar reports on an annual basis. 

Other services pertain to items as mundane as the processing of bail refunds for criminal court cases, the documenting of unclaimed funds and property per New York State law, to vastly more pertinent matters such as the maintenance and operation of the County wide FLSA compliant payroll systems for all county employees, the administration of benefit programs in compliance with nine collective bargaining agreements and maintaining and operating manual and automated electronic accounting systems fully compliant with all aspects of Government Auditing Standards as promulgated by the Comptroller General of the United States.