Finance Department

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Responsibilities & Services

The Finance Director assists various agencies and departments of the County government meet their service objectives by allocating the County's available resources, processing financial transactions, and providing information and analysis to facilitate and provide informed decision making.  The Finance Department provides professional customer service for citizens, employees, and vendors through financial reporting, budget preparation, the disbursement of funds, and asset management.

The Finance Department  provides financial planning for the County and oversees the finances of the County, the budget, and procurement process

Services We Provide

  • Financial reports
  • Annual audit management
  • Development of financial management
    and other County policies
  • Investment management of County funds
  • Prepare, present and monitor annual
    operating and capital budgets
  • Secure funding for capital projects

Budgeting Reports

Annual Reports-Audits

Impact Fee Annual Reports

Ambulance Fee Information

American Rescue Plan Act Information

Transparency Portal 

The Jefferson County Commission and the West Virginia State Auditor's Office made a commitment to improve transparency with the goal of driving citizen engagement. The goal is to provide both citizens and public servants access to information quickly and with fewer headaches. Click on the Jefferson County Checkbooks Link below to access the Transparency Portal.


Bessie Nelson, Budget Director 

124 E. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV  25414

Phone  304.724.8425  Ext. 1008
Fax  304.725.7916