Finance & Administrative Services

Department Overview


The Department of Finance & Administrative Services 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 the Chief Financial Officer, administers Orange County's financial matters. These activities include:

  • accounts payable;
  • budget and fiscal policy;
  • capital planning;
  • debt administration;
  • financial reporting;
  • payroll processing; and
  • purchasing.


The Department of Finance & 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; and
    • effective financial planning.
  • High quality results in operations characterized by integrity, trust and respect.
  • Sustained excellence achieved by continuous improvement in operations. The department is receptive to new ideas and committed to maximizing effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Leadership. Every individual in the department possesses unique potential to exercise leadership. The department recognizes this and accepts responsibility to actively participate in its cultivation.

The department is guided by its vision and values with adherence to legal, ethical and professional standards.

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