Finance Department











The Finance Department provides fiscal management of County activities in accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (NC G.S. 159). The Finance Department is responsible for managing the General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Internal Service Funds, and Capital Project Funds totaling over eighty million dollars, as well as intergovernmental component unit accounting and reporting.  It is also responsible for maintaining and reporting accurate financial information and ensuring compliance with County policies and internal controls.  The integrity of the County’s financial reporting is assured through a system of internal controls, internal audits, and an annual audit by an independent certified public accounting firm.


The department provides guidance and service to all other departments, as well as local taxing entities such as the special taxing districts and the Tourism Development Authority.  In addition, the office oversees purchasing, payroll, internal auditing, budgeting, payables and receivables functions, while maintaining assets and planning for future needs of the County.  



Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs):


CAFR 2014CAFR 2013CAFR 2012

CAFR 2011CAFR 2010   

Occupancy Tax Information


Doing Business with Haywood County


Finance Department Contact Information


Frequently Asked Questions


Budget and Financial Highlights