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Our mission is to support a fiscally sound government, to effectively and efficiently deliver services, and provide exemplary business decision support in an environment of teamwork with a commitment to excellence.


  • Managing the County's debt
  • Managing Budgetary and program compliance
  • Processing payroll and accounts payable
  • Investing the County's money
  • Managing the County's enterprise resource system
  • Financial reporting, cash flow and banking

Frequently Asked Questions

The fiscal year for Buncombe County begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

Yes. An independent external auditing firm audits Buncombe County annually. The opinion letter from this firm can be found in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. Copies of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report are also available at the Finance Department and at local libraries.

Buncombe County Schools and Asheville City Schools are separate entities from Buncombe County Government. The County does provide funding for all local schools, and more detailed information can be found in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. If you have further questions please contact the school system directly:

Buncombe County Schools
175 Bingham Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 255-5921

Asheville City Schools
PO Box 7347
85 Mountain Street
Asheville, NC 28802
(828) 350-7000

You can contact the NC Department of Revenue at 1-877-252-3052 or


Locate & Contact

Finance Department


Melissa Moore
Finance Director
P: (828) 250-4137

200 College Street, Suite 420
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.