Finance

Carolyn Watson,
Finance Director

watsonc@cartercountytn.gov

Audra Gerty,
Deputy Director

gertya@cartercountytn.gov

Fax:

(423) 542-3844

Address:

Carter County Courthouse
801 East Elk Avenue
Suite 203
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Staff:

Human Resources  –  Jaclyn Lewis – 423-542-1804
Payroll – Rita Watts – 423-542-3044
Accounts Payable Clerk for County  –  Karen Stevens – 423-542-1805
Accounts Payable Clerk for School System  – Suzanne Archer  – 423-547-4060
Accounts Payable Clerk for Solid Waste, County, and School System – Nicole Castle – 423-241-8488
Senior Accountant – Teresa Montgomery – 423-543-4237 
Purchasing – Marcia Fletcher – 423-547-4018
Deputy Director  –  Audra Gerty  –  423-542-1803
Director  – Carolyn Watson – 423-547-4005
 
Duties:

To administrate the finances of the county for all funds of the various departments, agencies, and boards. The Finance Department is responsible for purchasing, accounting, budgeting, payroll, and other such financial matters. The department conforms to generally accepted principles of governmental accounting.

Summary of Services Provided:

  • Payroll
  • Benefits Administration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Purchasing
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Reporting
Purchasing:

Carter County has joined the Tennessee Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on Bidnet Direct. The Tennessee Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across Tennessee to a large vendor pool and streamlines the bid and vendor management process. Carter County invites all vendors to register online at www.bidnetdirect.com/tennessee.


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Forms and Documents15 documents

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Comptroller's Audit Reports12 documents

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