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Financial Services Division

Address: 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-6535 / Fax: (770) 288-6557

Director: David Smith

The development of Henry County Government's Annual Budget is considered one of the most vital functions of the government. Henry County operates on a fiscal year, which spans from July 1 through June 30.


FY 2022 Adopted Budget [Digital Version]

The Henry County Financial Services Division is responsible for creating and maintaining the "full financial records of the County," including any and all revenues, expenditures, obligations, receipts, and accounts. Further, it "shall keep a faithful account of all public work done and the expense of the same, and shall likewise keep an inventory of County property, including machinery, tools, etc., and the disposition of it, as well as the location thereof."

Finance Department

  1. The Accounting Section provides the County with responsive accounting and fiscal processing systems that promote public accountability and focus on customer service. The section provides technical or specialized financial and fiscal service to the County in all the different facets of accounting. This includes services in financial reporting, accounts receivable, cash collection, debt service, asset management, and general ledger maintenance.
  2. The Accounts Payable Section processes invoices and provides services to 30 County departments. The section develops and implements controls for the disbursement of all public funds which help make timely and accurate payments to vendors.
  3. The Payroll Section pays approximately 1600 employees. The section adheres to a strict schedule ensuring payroll is paid in a timely manner. Payroll is one of the most deadline-oriented sections in the County, having to meet strict processing deadlines to ensure employees receive their bi-weekly paychecks as required by law.


Henry County is a member of the Association County Commissioners of Georgiaand the Atlanta Regional Commission. Henry County does not employ or contract with any professional lobbyists.

Code of Ethics

Download a copy of Vendor Payments FY2017
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)

Henry County received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for Fiscal Years 2005-2020. This award is given to governments whose Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) achieves the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting. The County has received the Certificate of Achievement for its CAFR numerous times. And is one of only 38 counties and 112 government entities in Georgia to receive a Certificate of Achievement in 2015. CAFRs from fiscal years 2003-2004 through current can be found in the left column of this page.

Download PDF Format Yearly CAFRs

2003-2004 (PDF)
2004-2005 (PDF)
2005-2006 (PDF)
2006-2007 (PDF)
2007-2008 (PDF)
2008-2009 (PDF)
2009-2010 (PDF)
2010-2011 (PDF)
2011-2012 (PDF)
2012-2013 (PDF)
2013-2014 (PDF)
2014-2015 (PDF)
2015-2016 (PDF)
2016-2017 (PDF)
2017-2018 (PDF)
2018-2019 (PDF)
2019-2020 (PDF)

Popular Annual Financial Report

Henry County received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the Government Officers Finance Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for Fiscal Years 2006-2020. This award is given to governments whose Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) conforms to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability and reader appeal. PAFRS are specifically designed to make the financial information they contain more readily accessible and understandable to a broader audience than that served by traditional financial reporting. The PAFR has received the Award for Outstanding Achievement several times, and is one of only two counties out of 159 counties and twelve government entities in Georgia to receive an Award for Outstanding Achievement for 2020.


You may also download the PAFR in Adobe Acrobat PDF format below: