Benefits of Budgeting Process

Preparation of the County's annual budget becomes more challenging each year with the population growth and the ever-increasing demand for quality public services. The annual budget is prepared as a working operational plan that, upon approval, becomes a legal working document for the county. This process is critical and provides many benefits as listed below:

  • Provides standards against which actual performance can be measured
  • Causes managers to focus their attention from current to future operations
  • Allows managers to reassess goals and objectives and the means for accomplishing them
  • Improves top management's ability to coordinate the overall operation of the organization
  • Facilitates communication throughout the organization
  • Assists managers in recognizing when change is needed