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Countywide Financial Policies

These financial policies, developed by the Controller-Treasurer Department, affect the practices and responsibilities of departments and agencies throughout the County.​

Policy Name Policy Category Policy Type
Acceptance of Electronic Fund Transfer Payment Methods Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Accounts Payable Electronic Funds Transfers Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Accounts Payable Emergency Warrant Request and Issuance Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Accounts Payable Warrant Cancellation Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Accounts Payable Wire Transfers Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Annual Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Single Audit Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Annual Certification Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Bails and Fines Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Cash Handling Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Cost Center Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
County of Santa Clara - Travel Policy Travel Administrative
Encumbrance Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Fees and Charges Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Fiscal Year-End Close Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Fixed Assets Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Fund Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
General Ledger Account Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Handling Returned Warrants Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Internal Audits Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Internal Control Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Journal Entry Identification Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Maintaining Kronos User Security Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Managing Goods Receipt and Invoice Receipt Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Managing Unclaimed Money Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Meal Policy - Non-Travel Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Operational Internal Service Fund Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Payroll Accruals Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Petty Cash (Revolving) Funds Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Reclassification Policy for Financial Transactions Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Recovery and Billing of Costs through County-wide Cost Allocation Plan Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Reimbursement for Business Use of Personal Smart or Cellular Telephones Information Technology Administrative
Request to Create or Update a Vendor Number Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Returned Checks Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Revenue Policy (Revenue Accounting Requirements and Responsibilities) Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Self-Insurance Internal Service Fund Policy Fiscal and Budget Administrative
Travel Policy Travel Administrative

The Controller-Treasurer Department encourages collaboration between local governments through sharing its financial policies.

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