2017 Biennium Goals and Objectives

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Goal:  Provide accurate and reliable financial information.
·       Prepare and distribute timely financial reports and schedules.
·       Maintain and promote timely, efficient, cash processing methods.
·       Provide accurate and timely treasury cash reconciliation.
Goal:  Deliver reliable, effective, financial service applications.
·       Keep systems current through patching or upgrades of software, hardware, and/or infrastructure.
·       Coordinate with information technology partners and vendors to maximize resources and information sharing.
·       Employ reliable and effective backup and disaster recovery strategies.
Goal:  Encourage state and local government financial transparency and fiscal responsibility.
·       Administer the State of Montana Single Audit Act and collect budget data for political subdivisions.
·       Submit financial information for inclusion on the state’s transparency website.
Goal:  Strengthen and monitor internal controls to promote efficiency, to reduce risk, and to help ensure reliability of financial statements and compliance with laws and regulations.
·       Establish and maintain internal control analytical and risk assessment tools.
·       Maintain system and division security plans.
·       Identify areas of risk to target for strengthening controls.
·       Provide reliable, relevant, and easily accessible policy.
Goal:  Serve as a resource to state agencies, political subdivisions, and other organizations.
·       Keep websites updated with useful and relevant information.
·       Provide technical assistance to stakeholders.
·       Inform stakeholders of changes in methods and procedures.
Goal:  Partner with federal and state agencies, and other organizations to administer federal programs.
·       Administer Section 218 of the Social Security Act to ensure proper application of Social Security coverage to all state government and political subdivision employees.
·       Administer the Statewide Cost Allocation Plan.
·       Administer the federal Cash Management Improvement Act.
·       Administer Internal Revenue Service reporting as it relates to payments.
Goal:  Implement efficiencies and coordinate resources.
·       Coordinate division resources to enhance information sharing and avoid duplication of effort.
·       Implement technology or business process efficiencies.
Goal:  Promote an environment that fosters innovation, efficiency, excellence, and service.
·       Develop bureau strategies that target specific processes that have the potential to add value to our customers.
·       Employ techniques that encourage team collaboration and creative thinking.
·       Develop methods to acquire feedback from customers.
Goal:  Create and maintain a highly qualified, professional, diverse, and responsive workforce.
·       Promote professional growth and development opportunities.
·       Encourage and provide opportunities for employees to stay current in their field and be aware of industry best practices.
·       Employ best practice strategies for employee recruitment, selection, retention, and training.
·       Review and maintain succession plan strategies.
Goal:  Successfully implement those objectives and tasks in the Governor’s Main Street Montana Project that fall within the authority of the division.
·       Actively manage our division plan by discussing at monthly division management meetings.

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