Winona Finance Department

Find Winona Minnesota finance departments, DFS, and DOF. Finance departments provide information on financial services, finance, taxation, and banking.

Winona County Finance Department 177 Main Street Winona MN 55987 507-457-8820

About Winona Finance Departments

Winona Finance Departments are government agencies responsible for financial administration, including accounting, cash management, investment management, debt management, the preparation of financial statements, and the enforcement of financial controls in Winona, MN. In most cases, a Finance Director or Controller appointed by the chief executive heads the Winona Department of Finance. An elected or appointed Treasurer may also head the department. At the Winona County or local government level, the Finance Dept may be the parent agency for divisions charged with Winona assessment, tax collection, and purchasing. At the Minnesota State level, the department may have regulatory responsibilities for banking or insurance.

You may contact the Department of Finance for questions about:
  • Winona government financial records
  • Municipal bonds and investments
  • Winona financial management
  • Government accounting and budgets
  • Unclaimed property in Winona, Minnesota
Winona Financial Records

Winona Finance Departments record all government financial transactions as part of their accounting responsibilities. These transactions include accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and the processing of employee benefits. Winona Departments of Finance are also responsible for periodically reconciling bank statements to the general ledger in order to ensure the accuracy of financial records. Each year, Finance Departments prepare annual financial statements based on financial activity for the prior year. The Winona financial statements are audited by an outside agency to verify that they are a fair representation of the organization's financial situation.

Financial Reporting & Controls

Finance Departments develop and implement internal controls to ensure transparency in financial management, and to prevent fraud and the misappropriation of funds. Winona Finance Departments enforce rules for approving and processing payments, handling cash, and other procedures. Part of the annual audit process involves reviewing the organization's compliance with internal controls.

Winona Unclaimed Property

Winona Finance Departments provide information on unclaimed property. Unclaimed funds and property in Winona may be recoverable by their rightful owners in Minnesota. Finance Departments provide access to databases for discovering Winona unclaimed property and information about how to recover found cash and property.

Government Bonds & Debt Offerings

Finance Departments manage the issuance of Winona bonds and other forms of debt that are used to pay for infrastructure improvements and other public projects. Finance Departments size the bond offering and prepare the Official Statement, which, along with the annual financial statement, provides rating agencies with a basis for assigning a credit rating to the bonds.

Winona Government Investments

Finance Departments are responsible for the organization's cash management and investments. The Winona Department of Finance must balance the need for cash on hand to pay for current activities and obligations, with the need for maximizing investment returns. Most Finance Departments have adopted policies on cash management and investment.