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"The mission of the Comptroller's Department is to provide expertise in public finance, risk management and procurement that promotes sound financial management and trusted information."

About Us

The Comptroller's Department recommends and implements financial and fiscal policies, monitors the County's revenues and expenditures, and recommends or takes action as necessary to assure a positive fiscal outcome. The Comptroller's Department also maximizes the revenue collected by individual County agencies, oversees the financial operations of County departments, maintains accurate financial and accounting records of all County transactions, prepares financial reports, and limits exposure to loss from damage to or destruction of assets and errors or omissions. The Comptroller's Department pays the County's vendors and employees.

In order to accomplish its mandates, the Comptroller's Department is organized into six divisions:


Accounting Division

The Accounting Division provides timely, relevant and accessible financial information and services that comply with laws and regulations.  This division also supports management decision-making in a manner that ensures financial integrity, and accurately reflects the County's financial operations and position within a secure environment.  You can contact the Accounting Division by calling (775) 328-2552 Learn More »

Accounts Payable Division

The Accounts Payable Division is responsible for paying vendors for goods and services provided to Washoe County, in accordance with both County Code and Nevada Revised Statutes. The Accounts Payable Division processes requests for payments, audits vendor accounts, and provides continuous support to both external business entities and internal County departments. Learn More »

Collections Division

The Collections Division works to capture funds owed to Washoe County by providing a collection program for County departments and agencies to which fees, fines, or charges are due.  They serve as either the first point of contact on payments due or they perform collection activity when the debt becomes past due.  This division of the Comptroller's Department typically secures more than $5 million in debt owed to the County annually. Learn More »

Payroll Division

The Payroll Division is responsible for calculating payroll for approximately 2,900 employees every two weeks, in accordance with federal and state laws, Washoe County Code, and 10 collective bargaining agreements. This process includes time verification, creating payment records, remitting various withholdings (voluntary and involuntary), and preparing and filing various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports (including W-2s). Learn More »

Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division is dedicated to obtaining goods and services through the best economical use of public funds, supplying goods and services when they are needed through comparison pricing and quality without prejudice, and disseminating information for new technologies, products, services, and sources. This division also serves as the County's Contracts Administrator, negotiating and administering most of the County's contracts within the County. Learn More »

Risk Management Division

The appropriate administration of the Risk Management Division is also the responsibility of the Comptroller. This division is managed and reported as an internal service fund. To contact Risk Management please call (775) 328-2552. Learn More »

The Comptroller's Department administration and accounting staff are also appointed to organize and notice meetings and take the minutes of the Washoe County, Nevada OPEB Trust Fund Board of Trustees, as well as maintain records of the financial activity of the Fund.

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