Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for creating and maintaining all necessary systems and procedures that may be required to control, through planning, evaluating and reporting the financial affairs of the County. The Finance Department prepares the Annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (ACFR) and the annual County budget. The Finance Department supervises the financial and budgetary administration of all County departments and cooperates with elected officials in order to facilitate effective budget planning and execution. The Finance Department is also responsible for County purchasing. This responsibility entails managing the County'​s procurement process in compliance with all applicable laws and ensuring fair and equitable treatment is provided to all parties involved in Winnebago County purchasing activities. Other major responsibilities of the Finance Department include calculating annual levy requests, developing financial policies and long-range financial plans, assisting outside legal counsel with union negotiations and issuing bonds for capital projects.

In an effort to provide more access to information, many new reports have been added to the Finance Department web site. ​If there is a need for additional financial information that is not provided on this web page, please contact the Board Office with a FOIA request at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

David Rickert

Chief Financial Officer
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(815) 319-4238