The treasurer serves as the county's banker. The treasurer is the chief custodian of all county finances. All funds belonging to the county received by any county official must be turned over to the treasurer on a daily basis. All monies of the county are kept in the county depository and the treasurer acts as the chief liaison between the county and the bank.
The treasurer maintains records of all deposits and withdrawals, and reconciles all bank statements established under her signature. The treasurer collects all debts owed to the county not collected under the jurisdiction of another fee officer of the county.
The treasurer is responsible for signing all checks and disbursing such checks as order by the commissioner's court. The treasurer is the custodian of bail bond collateral funds. The treasurer is also charged with accounting for and disbursing all debt service funds for bonds and certificates of obligation funds.
As the investment officer for the county, the treasurer composes the county investment policy, investment strategies, and administrative policy for the investment of county funds in accordance with the Texas Public Funds Investment Act.
She is the advisory to the county investment committee composed of the county judge, county commissioner, county tax assessor / collector, and the county auditor. She reports to the court on the investment and withdrawal of investments of county reserve funds.
Continuing Education Training
The treasurer must achieve 20 hours of continuing education annually to be a certified county treasurer. The designation as a certified investment officer also required 20 hours of continuing education on an annual basis.