The Village of Wauconda’s Finance Department is responsible for providing support services to the Village Board, Village Administrator, other Village Departments and the Police Pension Fund. The Department maintains the Village’s financial assets and investments, as well as oversees utility billing, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable and fixed assets. The Department prepares the annual operating and capital budgets, comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) and other reports required by law to be published by the Treasurer. Certificate of Achievement for ExcellenceThe Finance Department promotes excellence in government financial management. Since the year 2008, the Village has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and finance reporting, and its attainment represents the significant accomplishment of the Village of Wauconda and its Finance Department. The awards stress practical, documented work that offers leadership to the profession and promotes the spirit of transparency in finance.