Business Services Division

Business Administrator Rob Reed began his career with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office in 2012, starting as the Accountant.

He was promoted to the Business Administrator in 2014 and manages the Budget, Finance and General Services teams for the Sheriff's Office.  These units are responsible for handling the financial affairs of the agency, including financial reporting, grant applications and reporting, purchasing, and the preparation of budgets.  

Rob grew up in central Illinois, graduated from Illinois State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1978.  Rob has served in a number of industries throughout his career, including public accounting, real estate development, telecommunications and citrus processing.  Rob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Governmental Finance Officers Association.  He is married with four children and has called Highlands County his home since 1989.
The Highlands County Sheriff's Office maintains financial records for the general fund, special revenue funds, and trust and agency funds of the Sheriff's Office. Accounting is responsible for ensuring all county financial assets are safeguarded against unauthorized use or disposition and that all transactions are properly recorded for the preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The unit is responsible for writing, budgeting, accounting and fiscally reporting all grants obtained by the Sheriff's Office which provide significant cost savings to the taxpayers as an alternative source of revenue. 
Accounting further conducts internal audits to safeguard assets, ensure validity of financial records and reports, promote adherence to policies, procedures, regulations and laws, and promote effectiveness and efficiency of operations and assists the county's external auditors with their year-end financial audit.
Business Services Division consists of :