The Financial Services section of Chelan County Auditor's Office provides financial, accounting, payroll and expenditure services for County departments, agencies and the public. We provide assistance to those departments and offices in the compliance of financial requirements set by various national, state and local regulatory agencies. Financial Services also acts as a resource for addressing departmental accounting needs and questions
Accounts Payable Accounts
Accounts Payable pays invoices for Chelan County and local districts. This function processes 20,000 warrants for Chelan County and local districts each year, totaling over $65 million in annual payments. Every invoice submitted to Chelan County is reviewed by the County Auditor for compliance with county resolutions, state law, and budget authority before they go to the Board of County Commissioners for approval of payment. Once approved by the Board, the County Auditor issues payment by warrant. The County Auditor also issues warrants for many of the local districts in Chelan County such as the fire districts, water districts, irrigation districts, etc. Payments for these districts are reviewed by the individual district boards.
Payroll processes payroll and benefits for Chelan County employees and local districts. The County Auditor processes over 3,000 warrants and over 9,000 direct deposits each year for Chelan County and local districts, totaling over $23 million annually.
The Annual Financial Report is prepared annually by the end of May of the following year. This is then sent to the state auditor for the annual audit of Chelan County. It is required by law and is public information. Other reports the Financial Services Division issue are IRS Forms 1099, W-2, and 941, and Quarterly Compensating Tax, L&I, and Employment Security Reports.