Financial Services Division
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Henry County received a Certificate
of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from
the Government Officers Finance Association of the United
States and Canada (GFOA) for Fiscal Years 2005-2013. 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 28 counties and 106 government
entities in Georgia to receive a Certificate of Achievement
in 2009. CAFRs from fiscal years 2003-2004 through current
can be found in the left column of this page.
Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)
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 2006-2013. 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 and nine government entities in Georgia to receive
an Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2009. PAFRs from
fiscal years 2005-2006 through present can be found in the
left column of this page.
Henry County is a member of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (Annual membership to ACCG $7380.00) and the Atlanta Regional Commission ($210,650.00 for year ended June 30, 2013). Henry County does not employ or contract with any professional lobbyists.