Finance and Administration Section
Who We Are
The Finance and Administration (F&A) section provides a wide range of financial and administrative support services to the Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD). Staff have a mix of professional and educational backgrounds which provide a basis for the knowledge and expertise necessary to deliver essential support services to the division.
What We Do
The Finance and Administration Section provides budget and finance oversight to the division as well as general administrative support. Some of the key support functions include:
Accounting, finance and payroll
We work with central county agencies to maintain the accounting and payroll systems for division operations. Staff are responsible for ensuring that expenditures and revenues are properly recorded in the county’s financial system. This includes making necessary accounting entries, processing accounts payable, and payroll for division staff. It also includes managing billings for grants, interlocal and interagency agreements, and charges to private entities for services provided. These activities are conducted with a focus on strong internal controls to ensure the division meets public expectations for sound fiscal management.
Budget and rate development
We coordinate the development of WLRD’s biennial operating and capital budget requests. WLRD’s adopted 2015/16 biennial budget includes operating appropriations of about $152 million and capital appropriations of about $149 million.
Surface Water Fee billing services
We maintain accurate parcel information for calculating surface water management fees billed on annual property tax statements. This includes billings for approximately 90,000 accounts (parcels) in unincorporated King County as well as approximately 162,500 accounts for 16 cities which contract with King County for surface water fee billing services. Staff also respond to customer inquiries regarding surface water management fees.
Office and support services
We provide general office support services for division programs located in the King Street Center. This includes reception services, coordination with building management, mail and ordering office supplies. Section staff also provide support for development of interlocal and interagency agreements, as well as coordinating responses to public disclosure requests.