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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Bureau of Finance and Accounting

Rhonda S. Vause
Bureau Chief
(850) 488-8756
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The Bureau of Finance and Accounting is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures related to fiscal matters; directing and coordinating the preparation of annual and periodic financial reports; interpreting fiscal data to be used in formulating recommendations to management; coordinating the development of new or changes to existing accounting systems and systems of internal control.

Accomplishments in 1997-98

  • Automated the Court Ordered Payment System (COPS) to process all payments to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to one address in Tallahassee. The new system reduces workload for DC and DCF staff, both in Tallahassee and in the field offices, and results in a significant reduction in costs for check printing and mailing.
  • Converted the Cashless Canteen System to radio frequency at Martin C.I. Radio frequency equipment is used to perform canteen orders primarily for close management inmates, thus enhancing security at a facility. Equipment has been purchased to convert Washington, Charlotte and Hardee Correctional Institutions during the 1998-1999 fiscal year.
  • Recommended a new methodology for calculating per diems in Community Corrections. Accounting Policy and Procedure Bulletin 97-11 was issued to implement this new methodology.
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