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San Juan County Auditor

Financial Services
Hours of Operation
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
San Juan County Courthouse, First Floor

Duties and Responsibilities

The San Juan County Auditor's Office financial services division performs eight distinct financial functions.

Financial Reporting: The Auditor is responsible for financial reporting for the County. The financial services team, primarily the Chief Accountant, prepares the required annual report for the County and serves as liaison for the annual state audit. The Auditor also reports quarterly to the voters on the financial status of the County.

Budgeting: The Auditor’s Office works closely with the County Administrator, Council, and department heads to compile the annual county budget. We also monitor expenditures for budget compliance, as noted below.

Accounts Payable: The financial services team audits all bills and other claims submitted by county departments for legal and budget compliance, and is responsible for timely payment of accounts payable.

Payroll: The Auditor’s Office prepares payroll for County employees, manages payroll liabilities, and ensures compliance with all Federal and State regulations regarding payroll.

Fixed Assets: The Auditor’s Office works with all County departments to track fixed assets of the County. This responsibility includes sending out annual inventory updates to departments and conducting periodic audits of those inventories.

Grant Accounting and Reporting: Auditor’s Office financial staff works with County departments and pass-through agencies to ensure compliance with Federal and State guidelines. We assist departments with grant reimbursement requests and reconcile grant expenditures and revenues. We also prepare the annual Schedule of Expenditure of Federal Awards, which is required by Federal and State agencies.

Purchasing: The Auditor’s Office manages central purchasing of office supplies for all County departments except Public Works. Centralization ensures compliance with purchasing laws and regulations and ensures that the County gets the best possible prices.

Junior Taxing District Accounting: Auditor’s Office financial staff assists junior taxing districts with their budget process, and performs accounting, payroll and budget reporting for most of the junior taxing districts in the county.


Milene Henley Auditor - Budget  Financial Reporting 360-370-7558 mileneh@sanjuanco.com
Kim Herrenkohl Chief Deputy Auditor 360-370-7557 kimh@sanjuanco.com
Clark Pontius Chief Accountant – General Ledger 360-370-7551 clarkp@sanjuanco.com
Wendy Dowhower Accounts Payable - Financial Reporting and Grants 360-370-7553 wendyd@sanjuanco.com
Michelle Novak Payroll Deputy 360-370-7556 michellen@sanjuanco.com  
Robin Garcia Accounts Payable/Junior District Payroll 360-370-7552 kimberlyc@sanjuanco.com

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