The Blount County Office of Financial Management is under the direction of County Administrator / Chief Financial Officer, John Bullard. The CFO is charged with the responsibility of developing the proposed and adopted budget for the Blount County Commission, oversight of county finances and the accounting department, and for managing all county departments not under direction of an elected official.
Blount is one of few counties in the state that has very limited debt and holds a cash reserve sufficient to sustain operations for over four months without receiving revenues. Blount County is required by law to adopt a balanced budget every year, with no exceptions. The county’s financial statements are audited, annually, by an independent agency to ensure accurate and complete reporting, though the law only requires biannual audits.