The purpose of the Brown County Administration Department is to provide centralized financial and budgetary management, accounting, purchasing and risk management services to all County departments. The department also assists the County Executive and County Board in analyzing and formulating recommendations regarding public policy, budget development and administrative matters.
As part of the budgetary management function, the department is responsible for preparation of the annual budget, capital improvements bonding plan, administrative policies and various special purpose analyses and reports. As part of the financial management function, necessary financial information is provided to the County Executive, departments, County Board and various boards, commissions and committees to aid in policy making. Accounting activities include preparation of financial reports and audits, maintenance of the books (general ledger, accounts payable, etc.), indirect cost allocation and bonding. Purchasing provides centralized purchasing capabilities for all departments as well as facilitates the proposal and bid process to ensure contracts are awarded to the vendor or firm that will provide the best value for the taxpayer’s dollar.
In addition, the department is responsible for centralized risk management to reduce, minimize or eliminate the County’s exposure to loss through the implementation and administration of comprehensive property and casualty insurance and loss control programs.