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RNC Operational Updates for Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain open during the Republican National Convention (RNC). All court operations (Civil and Family Filings, Restraining Orders, Probate, In Custody Intake Court, Preliminary Hearings) will be operating at Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI.) For more information about how other Milwaukee County services and operations will be impacted during the RNC, visit Milwaukee County's RNC updates webpage.  

Liz Sumner ComptrollerLiz Sumner, Comptroller

901 N. 9th Street, Room 301
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-3001


Michelle Nate, Deputy Comptroller

(414) 278-4183

What We Do

  • Oversee all of the county’s debt
  • Report monthly to the County Board and County Executive on the condition of outstanding contracts and of each of the county’s funds and the claims payable from the funds
  • Countersign all contracts after determining the County has the necessary funds to pay the liabilities that may be incurred under the contracts
  • Monitor the Treasurer’s accounts monthly and report to the County Executive and the County Board as to their correctness and any violations by the Treasurer of the Treasurer’s duty in the manner of keeping accounts or disbursing monies
  • Provide an independent fiscal analysis of any matter affecting the County, and provide these bodies with a fiscal note for all proposed legislation as requested by the County Executive and County Board
  • Prepare a annual, written, five-year financial condition forecast for distribution to the County Executive and County Board
  • Administer and oversee all shared services contracts
  • Submit the annual pension obligation bond report to the requisite state bodies
  • Conduct audits designed to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency and regulatory compliance of various county programs and operations and report the results to policy and administrative decision-makers
  • Ensure the compilation of accounting transactions and the issuance of payments due to employees and vendors are accurate and timely

Our Divisions


The Accounting Division performs the County’s central accounting function including: financial analysis, fiscal reporting and preparation for external audit; all in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, federal and state laws, administrative rules, County Ordinances and grant regulations. In addition, the area prepares the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Single Audit report of federal and state awards and provides technical assistance to other departments.

Director of Accounting: Tina Lausier (414) 278-4177 | Email


Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable Division is responsible for establishment of countywide payment procedures, coordination with the Procurement Division, encumbrance of purchases, payment of vendor invoices, development and maintenance of the accounts payable systems and provision of technical assistance to departments.

Accounts Payable Manager: Mary Jablonski (414) 278-4193 | Email


Audit Services

The Audit Services Division is responsible for post auditing the fiscal concerns of Milwaukee County. Not only concerned with examining financial statements, Audit staff also review internal accounting and administrative controls, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, economy and efficiency of operations, and effectiveness in achieving program results. In addition, the Audit Division monitors contracts with vendors of goods and services, reconciles the county's checking accounts, and maintains a hotline service to receive information regarding waste, fraud and abuse of Milwaukee County resources.

Director of Audits: Jennifer Folliard (414) 278-4206 | Email

Contract Compliance: Paul Grant (414) 278-4206 | Email


Capital Finance

The Capital Finance Division of Fiscal Affairs is responsible for preparing and publishing the Capital Improvements Budget. The County's Official Statements relating to debt issuance are issued by this section.

Capital Finance Manager: Pamela Bryant (414) 278-4396 | Email


Financial Services

The Financial Services Section reviews fiscal notes and contracts. This section also conducts year-end fiscal projections throughout the year, a five-year forecast each year, and special studies as needed.

Financial Services Manager: Cynthia (CJ) Pahl (414) 278-4174 | Email



The Payroll Division is responsible for establishment of countywide payroll procedures, coordination with the Department of Human Resources, preparation of payroll checks, maintenance of all earnings and deductions records, ensuring that County payroll practices meet federal, state and contractual requirements, filing of all required federal and state reports on a timely basis, and the development and maintenance of the payroll system.  All payroll and time and attendance questions should be directed to the Payroll Department at (414) 278-4178 or by email.

Payroll Manager: Sue Drummond (414) 278-4178 | Email


Research and Policy

The Research and Policy Division, pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes § 59.52(32), provides research and analysis, drafts resolutions and ordinances, and provides independent and nonpartisan research services for the County Board of Supervisors and the County Executive upon request. 

Director of Research and Policy: Steve Cady (414) 278-4347 | Email



901 N. 9th Street, Room 301
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-3001


633 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 904
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 278-4206



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