The Finance Department which consists of employees who handle all financial matters within the Sheriff’s Office. The department is run by a Finance Manager who reports To the Director of Administrative Services. The department is broken in to six different areas which are: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budget, Payroll, Purchasing and Property/Inventory.
The accounts payable clerk reviews all incoming invoices for accuracy and compares them against any purchase orders to make sure the order is complete. The invoices are then coded against the correct department and account for payment. Once the coding process is complete, the invoices are entered into an accounts payable computer program which generates checks for payment. The accounts payable clerk also maintains proper files for all Sheriffs’ office payables.
The Sheriff’s office budget is broken into two areas which are the Sheriff’s office and 911 mapping. The Sheriff’s office budget is prepared by the Finance Manager who consults with the Director of Administrative Services on the office financial needs for the upcoming year. The Finance Manager uses this information along with other past and present data to generate the budget for all departments. Once the budget is prepared, it is submitted to the Sheriff for review. The Sheriff may send the budget back to finance several times for changes before approving it for submission to the Board of County Commissioners for approval.
The Payroll Clerk performs accounting operations necessary to accurately calculate the Sheriff’s office monthly payroll. The Clerk also calculates monthly payroll reports and processes documentation for Worker’s Compensation and Family Medical Leave Act issues. The Payroll Clerk also is required to have knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Worker’s Compensation Rules and the Family and Medical Leave act. The Clerk also performs other related duties to assist the Finance Manager and the Finance Department.
NCSO 2019-2020 Budget Request (PDF) (DOC)
Allan Reynolds is a native of Nassau County and a graduate of Fernandina Beach High School. Allan continued his academic studies at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida where he graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Services. Allan is a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) with the Florida Government Finance Officers Association.
Allan began his professional career as a Financial Advisor and Mortgage Broker. Allan began serving the citizens of Nassau County in government finance and administration in 2006 when he took a position with the Nassau County Tax Collector (2006-2011). Allan also served at the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office (2011-2012) and the Nassau County Clerk of Court (2012-2014).
Allan began working in Sheriff Leeper’s Administration as Finance Manager and Chief Financial Officer in August of 2014. In 2021, Allan was promoted to Director of Financial Services and oversees all financial operations to include budgeting, payroll, accounts payable, inmate accounts and all general accounting duties.
Director Reynolds can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-548-4039.
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