Comptroller Department

Cathy Hill, Comptroller
Cathy Hill, Comptroller
1001 E. Ninth Street, Room D-200 Reno, NV  89512 P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV  89520-0027

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

The Comptroller 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 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. 

In order to accomplish its mandates, the Comptroller Department is organized into five divisions:

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 Finance Department typically secures more than $5 million in debt owed to the County annually.  Contact the Collections Division for further information by calling (775) 328-2552.  Applicable fees charged for collection services performed by this division are indicated on the Collections web page.

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. 

You can e-mail questions to the Accounts Payable division staff at

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 - from the collection of the cable television franchise fees within the County to auctioneer services, Purchasing negotiates and administers most of Washoe County's contracts for goods and services - and is also responsible for compiling, updating and maintaining current records on all personal property owned by the County, including automobiles, equipment, furniture, tools, computers, telecommunications, weapons, etc., for inventory and insurance purposes. You can contact the Purchasing Division by calling (775) 328-2280.

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.

The Comptroller 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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