The independent custody of Board of County Commissioners (BCC) funds helps ensure safeguarding of taxpayer dollars. The administration of long-term debt is a financial responsibility of the Clerk. The Clerk is responsible for the timely payment of principal and interest, as well as ensuring the BCC complies with its various bond requirements. This function helps to ensure that Marion County maintains the highest credit rating possible, which in turn reduces interest costs paid by taxpayers.
In addition to receiving, safeguarding, and disbursing BCC funds, the Clerk also has the responsibility for preparing the County's annual financial statements. The Clerk has received the national award of Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the last thirty-two years.