Mission Statement

The purpose of the Finance Department is to provide administrative support to the county board and county departments for payroll functions, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting on a timely and accurate basis.


The Finance Department is responsible for the overall accounting, payroll, budgeting, and auditing functions of the county as well as central County Purchasing. In addition, the department coordinates capital borrowing and debt management as well as providing technical assistance on financial management to all stakeholders of the County.

Accounting Activities

Accounting activities include the preparation of internal and external financial reports, which accurately reflect the financial condition of Eau Claire County. The payroll function allows for the accurate and timely processing of payrolls for county employees. The budget function supports all aspects of the development and implementation of the annual budget, as well as assisting the County Administrator and Finance & Budget Committee in the budget process. The auditing function includes responsibility for internal controls, as well as internal preparation of annual financial statements and support of the annual independent audit of all County financial records.

Purchasing Activities

Purchasing activities includes procuring supplies, services, and construction to support Eau Claire County Departmental programs. Procurement activities conform to the Eau Claire County Purchasing Code and supporting policy, Wisconsin State Statutes, Federal requirements, and others as applicable. The goal of Purchasing is to provide for effective competition in the marketplace and to support fairness to all parties involved with an emphasis on Integrity and consistency. 

Finance Staff

Norbert Kirk                                                                                 
Finance Director                                                                         

Amy Weiss                                                                                    
Sr. Accounting Manager                                                           

Erika Gullerud                                                                            
Financial Analyst                                                                        

Kara Zurawski

Pamela Estes                                                                   
Payroll Specialist                                                                        

Fiscal Associate II

Debbie Simet
Purchasing Specialist

Nancy Williams
Purchasing Clerk

Greg Bowe
Purchasing Manager

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