County Comptroller
 

Comptroller

County's Chief Financial Officer

Scott B. Manske ComptrollerScott B. Manske, 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

Accounting

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 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Single Audit report of federal and state awards and provides technical assistance to other departments.

Accounting Manager: Chris Fleissner (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: Susan Walker (414) 278-4194 | Email

 

Audit

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. Current projects include Friends of Hales Corners Park & Pool, Mitchell Park Domes, Inmate Health Services, 2017 Countywide Audit, Parks - Lease & Concessions Agreements, Medical Examiner and 2018 Annual Hotline Report.

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

 

Payroll

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 & Attendance questions should be directed to the Payroll Department at 414-278-4178 or by emailing centralpayroll@milwaukeecountywi.gov 

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

MILWAUKEE COUNTY COMPTROLLER

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

AUDIT SERVICES DIVISION

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

 

 

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