Scotts Bluff County - Financial / Budget

The Management Accountant directs and coordinates the budget and fiscal activities of the County. The Management Accountant additionally coordinates the preparation and administration of the County budget; coordinates the financial system data processing requirements; analyzes and interprets the County's financial situation in order to insure the most economical and efficient use of all resources available; and recommends policies to carry out desired results to the County Board of Commissioners.

The Management Accountant also prepares budget instructions and procedures utilized by County departments; prepares and assembles documentation used by the County Board in reviewing departmental budget requests; prepares the County's proposed and adopted budget; monitor and evaluate budget status throughout the fiscal year. Assist departments in preparation of annual budget; assist departmental personnel in designing spreadsheets and related budget documentation and monitoring devices; reviews financial and accounting procedures making recommendations for changes as necessary. Reviews departmental claims for payment; assists in grant coordination and fiscal reporting responsibilities; provides technical assistance during independent audits. Assists in Union contract negotiations; provides financial impact analysis of salary and benefit changes; researches and reports on assigned special topics/projects. Prepares monthly financial statements and reports for Keno operations; prepares and files Federal and State tax forms; perform quarterly Keno agreed upon procedures.

Contact Information


Administration Building - 2nd Floor
1825 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed through the lunch hour
Closed Weekends and Holidays


308 436-6726 ext 5711 - Main
308 436-7163 - Fax

Lisa Rien- Management Accountant

Bids, Contracts and Request For Proposals


Budgets - Adopted 2023 - 2024 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2022 - 2023 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2021 - 2022 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2020 - 2021 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2018 - 2019 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2017 - 2018 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2016 - 2017 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2015 - 2016 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2014 - 2015 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2013 - 2014 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2012 - 2013 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2011 - 2012 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted 2010 - 2011 Fiscal Year

Budgets - Adopted Prior Fiscal Years

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the County advertise and prepare the budget?
Each year after the County Departments have submitted their budget requests for the upcoming year, the Management Accountant prepares and analyzes the requests to determine problem areas. The County Clerk then arranges for about six budget workshops to work on the problem areas during the part of July and the Month of August. The Budget must be under the State LID and Restricted Funds Authority, approved and signed by the County Board of Commissioners and mailed before September 20th of each year.

Where can I get obtain a copy of the budget?
The Management Accountant and the County Clerk have copies of the budget in their respective offices. Also on the County's website and on the State of Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts website at listed below.

How does the County advertise a Request For Proposal?
The County Clerk advertises in the Star-Herald newspaper and also on the County's Website.

Where can I get obtain a copy of the Request For Proposal?
The County Clerk will have copies available and also on the County's Website.

Where are the Sealed Bids opened?
The Sealed Bids will be opened at the County Commissioner meetings.

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