The Bureau of Finance is responsible for administering the financial affairs of Rensselaer County in accordance with state law and section 6.01 of the County Charter.
The continuing objectives of the Bureau are to improve financial accounting and reporting systems, especially with regard to the financial management system; to provide improved services to other agencies, bureaus and departments of County government; to improve services to the public and to maximize the quality bond rating of the County.
Address general financial issues affecting the County
Cash Management, Investments and Banking
Collection and disbursement of County funds
Collection and regulation of the County Hotel Occupancy Tax
Conduct sale of delinquent taxes through tax sale certificates
Developing and issuing the County's annual financial statements
Overall maintenance of County financial records and systems
Oversee aspects of the issuance and payment of county debt
Oversee the issuance of the independent audit of the County's financial statements
Property Tax Foreclosures and Auctions
Verification of the validity of tax arrears to property assumed by the County