The Finance Office provides the total accounting system for the Department of Transportation, including all billing and receipts; payroll; consultant auditing and all the department's accounts payable. This office prepares and manages the department's budget. This involves comprehensive documentation and sound financial reporting. Budget preparation and reporting provide cost control and insure that maximum service benefits accrue to the public. To accomplish its mandate, the Finance Office uses information submitted by various DOT offices, F&A, and FHWA to prepare an annual budget document. Once the budget document has been submitted and approved, it is entered into both DOT and F&A accounting systems. Financial activities are coordinated with the Department of Finance and Administration to ensure adherence to policy and law.