The Finance Department operates an accounting and reporting system in compliance with NC General Statute 159 (Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act) and other NC General Statutes, Federal laws and regulations. The primary purpose of the Finance Department is to provide sound fiscal policies and accurate financial reporting to support the overall fiscal management of Avery County.
The Finance Department is under the direction of the County Manager, and includes such activities as payment of the County’s bills, purchasing, assisting in budget preparation, processing payroll, administering employee benefits (such as health care benefits and retirement plans), auditing, administrating debts and accounts receivable, and assisting departments with annual budgetary and other financial matters.
This department also has the responsibility of overseeing all Information Technology (IT) matters, which includes the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computers and telecommunications systems within the county.
PO Box 640
Newland, NC 28657
Fax Number : (828)733-8209
The Finance Office is located on the 2nd floor in the Administrative Building at 175 Linville St., Newland, NC.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm
Caleb Hogan, Finance Officer
Ashley Cole Ingwersen, Deputy Finance Officer
Starla McClellan, Deputy Finance Officer
Dennis Holland, IT Manager