County Weld Comptroller Barbara Connolly retires after three decades in the accounting department – Greeley Tribune

Weld County Comptroller Barbara Connolly will retire next month after spending 31 years in the Weld County Accounting Department.

Connolly is embarking on a new retirement trip on December 15, the Weld County Commissioners Council announced in a press release.

The longtime county employee began as the manager of the business office for social services on July 9, 1990. After three years in this position, Connolly transferred to the accountant position in the county accounting department. , where she was eventually promoted to Senior Accountant.

Connolly then became Assistant Controller and took over on November 1, 2004.

As Comptroller, Connolly’s duties were to oversee the accounting department and ensure that payments to and from the county were processed. In addition, she kept all fixed asset records, issued 1099 and W-2 annual bulletins, and processed all employee paychecks.

Through Connolly’s efforts, the accounting department achieved national recognition, the statement said. His team has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting 39 times for county annual reports.

Obtaining the Certificate of Achievement, the highest form of recognition in government accounting and financial reporting, is a remarkable achievement for a government agency.

“Thank you for your outstanding work as Controller over all these years,” said Commissioner-President Steve Moreno. “The leadership you have provided and developed through your staff is excellent and will continue to serve the county in the future. “

In addition to her work in the department, Connolly was recognized for helping the county stay financially stable by leading the Fleet Services contract in September 2017 which brought internal operation to the department.

The operation allowed for faster maintenance at a lower cost to taxpayers when the county’s growth required more work and patrol vehicles, the board said in the statement.

As Connolly leaves the department with three decades of experience and an understanding of county government as a whole, she ensures that Weld County’s financial health remains strong.

“Working for the County of Weld government has given me the opportunity to know and learn from so many great people,” Connolly said. “I am grateful to the staff above me for giving me the chance to develop my skills and knowledge so that I can fill their shoes and help implement the changes that we are now seeing benefiting employees and managers. county residents. ”

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