Finance Office

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Michelle Aguirre works to ensure the financial stability of the County by managing the following functions in an efficient, cost-effective and responsive manner:

  • Budget: The County Budget Office reports to the CFO. The division's primary responsibility is the County's budget: planning, preparation, presentation and monitoring and development of the County's long-range Strategic Financial Plan. In addition, the division performs special studies and participates in working groups to assist the CEO and County departments with special projects. 
  • Procurement: The Procurement Office is responsible for overseeing the County’s procurement organization that includes over 200 Deputy Purchasing Agents stationed throughout all agencies & departments.  
  • Public Finance: The Orange County Public Finance Division is primarily responsible for managing the County's public debt programs. Public debt programs are designed to access funds for the construction and acquisition of public facilities (airports, courts, schools, etc.) and infrastructure needs (roads, bridges, storm drains, etc.), and the implementation of programs targeted for the well-being of the community (housing programs for low-income residents, etc.). 
  • Risk Management: The Office of Risk Management preserves and protects the human and capital assets of the County of Orange to allow departments and agencies to meet their missions without unnecessary cost.

The CFO also provides departments and the public with timely information to assure financial accuracy, accountability and justification.