Budgetary Accounting

The County Auditor is the Chief Fiscal Officer in the County. It is his/her responsibility to account for the millions of dollars received each year by the various county offices and agencies. They also issue warrants (checks) in payment of all County obligations, including the distribution of tax dollars to each township, village, school district, library and county agency.

The Auditor is the paymaster for all county employees. He/she also distributes motor vehicle license fees, gasoline taxes, estate taxes, fines and local government funds in addition to real estate, personal property and manufactured home taxes.

As Chief Fiscal Officer, the Auditor is required to prepare the county's annual financial report.

The Paulding County Auditor's Office Department of Accounting and Payroll consists of a staff of three. This department is responsible for the Accounting, Payroll and Financial Reporting of the County and its agencies.

Direct deposit is required for all employees. Some of the responsibilities of the Payroll Department are:

  • Maintain employee tax, voluntary deduction and retirement system records
  • Maintain prior service history data base
  • Input all current bi-weekly payroll information including hours, voluntary deductions and changes
  • Process bi-weekly payroll checks
  • Make all necessary payments for employee withholdings
  • Process all required tax filings and W-2's

Some of the voluntary deductions offered to employees that the Payroll Department handles are:

  • Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program
  • CCAO Deferred Compensation Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health & Dependent Care
  • Credit Union
  • Union dues
  • Disability Life Insurance
  • OPERS Payback
  • United Way
  • Cancer Insurance

The Accounting Department of the Auditor's Office is responsible for the processing of all non-payroll obligations of the County and its agencies. During 2016 a total of 8,452 general warrants were paid out. Some of the responsibilities of the Accounting Department include:

  • Posting purchase orders
  • Maintaining vendor files
  • Posting Commissioner financial resolutions
  • Process vouchers for payment
  • Monthly balancing with the County Treasurer
  • Distribute Local Government, Estate Tax, and Motor Vehicle Tax dollars
  • Process all required tax filings for forms 1099

All payments received by County offices must first be recorded with the Accounting Department before being accepted by the Treasurer for payment into the County Treasury. In 2016, there were 3,992 revenue pay-ins recorded for Paulding County by this department.