The Auditor is the Chief Fiscal Officer in Marion County. It is her responsibility to account for the millions of dollars received each year by each County and to issue warrants (checks) in payment of all County obligations, including the distribution of tax dollars to the townships, villages, cities, school districts and library systems as well as other county agencies. The Auditor's General Accounting Department is the watchdog over all county funds and maintains the official records of all receipts, disbursements and fund balances.It is the Auditor's responsibility to serve as the paymaster for all County employees.

The Auditor also distributes motor vehicle license fees, gasoline taxes, estate taxes, fines and local government funds in addition to real estate, personal property and manufactured home taxes.As Chief Fiscal Officer in each county, the Auditor is required by law to prepare the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

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