Finance & Administrative Services


The Department strives to be a strategic partner in providing fiscal leadership, excellent service delivery, and financial accountability for all residents and stakeholders.


The Department of Finance and Administrative Services, led by Chief Financial Officer Gary Donaldson, administers Orange County's financial matters. These activities include:

  • Accounts payable
  • Budget and fiscal policy
  • Capital planning
  • Debt issuance
  • Financial reporting
  • Payroll processing
  • Purchasing



The Department of Finance and Administrative Services is committed to:

  • Financial administration procedures and policies that maximize:
    • Accurate accounting
    • Prompt payment of obligations
    • Preservation of high credit ratings
    • Management information for decision making
    • Timely and meaningful financial reporting
    • Effective financial planning
  • High quality results in operations characterized by integrity, trust and respect.
  • Sustained excellence achieved by continuous improvement in our operations. We are receptive to new ideas and committed to maximizing our effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Leadership. Each and every individual in the Department possesses unique potential to exercise leadership. We recognize this and accept the responsibility to actively participate in the leadership of the Department.

We will be guided by our vision and values with adherence to legal, ethical and professional standards.