The Budget Department's functions include preparing and presenting the annual County operating budget for approval by Commissioners Court. It has responsibility for monitoring departmental appropriations and expenditures, preparing fiscal assessments and notes, and budgetary transfers as required.
The Budget Department is also responsible for coordinating the development of the County's Long Range Financial Forecast and providing quarterly updates to Commissioners Court regarding current year expenditures. Monitoring the performance measures submitted by County departments to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs.
The Budget staff ensures that its recommendations are based on accurate information and analyses by maintaining a strong emphasis on validation of data between the budget system, the County Financial Management System, the County Human Resources Information Systems, and data generated by County offices and departments.
Finance assists County decision makers with strengthening the county's financial and strategic positions through revenue maximization, debt management, strategic planning and business process improvement. Find information on debt administration, the Investment Advisory Committee, and investor relations.
Grants & Corporations
The Grants section coordinates grant policies and procedures for Bexar County, to include exploration, development, and administration of various entitlement/competitive grant opportunities.
The goals for the Budget & Finance Department are to create and support an environment focused on planning, strategic, and innovative thinking; practical solutions and accountability; strengthen Bexar County's financial position; continuously improve business practices; attract, develop, motivate, and retain a productive and diversified workforce; and accomplish goals in the most cost-effective manner for Bexar citizens.