Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Putnam County Considers Centralized Accounting

Putnam County's budget committee has recommended that the county adopt a centralized accounting system and that they hire a chief financial officer. The committee voted this week to recommend that the county adopt what's called the 1981 County Financial Management Act. State auditors have criticized Putnam County for several years because each department of county government kept its own books. Budget committee chairman Greg Rector says adopting the act would save the county money in spite of the fact that they would have to add a salary for a CFO. The recommendation -- with details on just how much it would cost -- will come before the full county commission for a vote next Monday.