The role of the elected Treasurer is to serve the citizens of the County by performing all duties set forth by Missouri Statutes, mainly, but not limited to, Chapter 54 RSMo. The Treasurer is the custodian of all county money. The primary task is careful accounting of revenues and expenditures and allocation of each to the proper fund. The number of funds necessary depends on the complexity of the County’s operations. The Treasurer fulfills administrative and executive duties for the County and exercises oversight and caretaker roles in regard to County funds. The Treasurer maintains an office that implements accounting systems that emphasize integrity and quality performance. The County Treasurer strives at all times to maintain good relationships with citizens, fellow officeholders, employees, and legislators and assists in any way feasible to enhance county services.
COUNTY TREASURERS provide a variety of duties and services to the citizens of the great state of Missouri. Listed below is a generalized overview:
•Obtain adequate surety bond coverage. •Collateralization of all County monies. •Prepare or assist in the preparation and process for the bid of the County banking depository. •Procurement of a County Investment Policy and proper Investment of County monies. •Calculate / allocate interest to funds. •Monitor, balance, and reconcile all activity in County bank accounts and make daily deposits / disbursements as needed. •Prepare and present financial reports. •Provide data on various County revenues and monitor all incoming revenue streams. •Liaison to County Commission in financial management. •Work in conjunction with Human Resources personnel in payment of payroll, taxes, and various other payroll deductions and benefits. •Maintain the bank account for Cafeteria Plan and oversee Purchasing Card Program. •Monitor grants awarded to the County. •Identify and track Community, Neighborhood, and Tax Increment Financing Districts. •Supervision and management of all personnel in the office of Treasurer. •Educate, inform, and assist the public, media, and others of the County financial status as requested.
Disbursements are made from the office of the Treasurer by utilizing each County’s individual financial systems. These disbursements may include (but are not limited to): County monthly taxes; Railroad and Utilities; Fines and Forfeitures; Private Car Tax; Payments in Lieu of Taxes; Criminal Costs; Tax Sale Over Surplus; Unclaimed fees, Bond Forfeitures; Missouri Office of Prosecution funds; and County bills.
LINCOLN COUNTY MONTHLY TREASURER'S REPORT
LINCOLN COUNTY TAX COLLECTION REPORT