By statute, the Clerk serves as the Comptroller for the County’s finances and Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). As the Comptroller, the Clerk is responsible for maintaining the accounting and financial records of the County. The Clerk also invests available county funds, and prepares and publishes the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
COVID-19 Community Relief Programs
As Comptroller, the Clerk is responsible for auditing and issuing payments approved through the County’s COVID-19 Response Programs, such as Seminole County CARES Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), and America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Roles as Comptroller
The Comptroller is responsible for financial reporting, recording the financial transaction of the County, receiving revenues, and paying vendors and employees.
County Financial Reports
The Clerk and Comptroller’s office is the source for the County’s Financial Reports and information on the County finances, revenue, and spending.
The Clerk and Comptroller invests surplus funds, producing the best and safest possible returns, ultimately reducing the burden on the taxpayers.
The Clerk and Comptroller monitors the County’s debt while ensuring the timely payment of debt service obligations and the accurate accounting of all debt transactions.
Awards and Accomplishments
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) consistently recognizes the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office for its excellence in financial reporting. Seminole County has received this recognition and honorable award each year since 1981 for the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.
Since 2018, the Clerk and Comptroller began publishing the Popular Annual Financial Report also referred to as the Citizens’ Financial Report and has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award since inception.