The Finance Department is responsible for managing budgets and the accounting system for the Unified Judicial System.
It serves as the primary resource for the judicial system regarding financial matters, develops information on cost trends and responds to financial questions from the legislature, the executive branch, the media and the public. Each year, the department prepares a detailed budget proposal for the court system that is presented to the General Assembly for inclusion in the total annual spending program for state government. The Unified Judicial System budget includes appropriations for the AOPC, all state-funded courts, most Supreme Court rules committees and juror reimbursements and county grants.
The Finance Department participates in the annual financial audit of the UJS by serving as a central clearinghouse for financial transactions involving the judiciary. It also assists with the management of the finances of the First Judicial District.