Department of Finance

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Finance is to instill the public’s trust in County government and to ensure the financial integrity of the County of Marin by safeguarding its funds and promoting the prudent utilization of County resources.

About the Department of Finance

The County of Marin Department of Finance provides financial, accounting, property tax and estate services on behalf of residents, County of Marin departments, schools and special districts. Our office is comprised of nine work units: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Central Collections, Internal Audit, Payroll Services, Public Administrator, Property Tax and Tax Collector, and Treasurer.

Roy Given, Director of Finance 

Hello Fellow Citizens,
I am Roy Given, County of Marin Director of Finance. I was born, raised, and educated in the County of Marin, and consider it an honor and privilege to live and work here and to support the community and its residents. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and have worked for the County for the past 30 years. I serve as the ex-officio Auditor-Controller, Treasurer-Tax Collector and Public Administrator who plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and administers the County’s Department of Finance. Our dedicated team provides strategic oversight and innovative services to meet and address the evolving financial and fiscal needs of Marin County.

Governing Authority

Established under Government Code Sections 26980-26990, the consolidated office of the Director of Finance is responsible for the powers and duties of the offices of the auditor, controller, tax collector, treasurer, and public administrator. These state-mandated functions are governed by the Revenue and Taxation Code, Government Code, Code of Civil Procedures, and Probate Code. The Director of Finance also serves as the County's Chief Investment Officer with fiduciary responsibility of County resources.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Department of Finance is to effectively lead in all issues related to Countywide accounting, financial reporting and analysis, payroll services, investments, fiscal administrative services, property tax administration and collection, internal audit, and the oversight and administration of decedent estates. We will serve as a collaborative partner and fiscal advisor to the County Administrator's Office, Board of Supervisors and County government as a whole in their consideration of short and long-term fiscal decisions and planning. We strive to inspire and elevate public trust in County government by safeguarding the County's financial integrity, advocating and implementing best practices, and ensuring compliance with mandates and fiduciary responsibilities.
For more information, visit the County of Marin Department of Finance page.