About the Department

Welcome to the Vermont Department of Finance and Management Website!

We strive to provide State agencies, employees, citizens, vendors and other stakeholders with fiscal leadership and quality financial systems, processes and information.  This includes maintaining the State’s central accounting (VISION) and budgeting (VANTAGE) systems, providing technical assistance while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations,  developing and advocating for fiscally responsible budgets, producing the State’s official financial statements and maintaining the State’s financial transparency website (SPOTLIGHT). Thank you for visiting!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       -Commissioner Andy Pallito

Mission Statement

The Department of Finance and Management is dedicated to the effective and efficient execution of the State’s fiscal responsibilities. We are committed to serving Vermont’s citizens and our peers by:
  1. Establishing and maintaining centralized accounting functions that incorporate appropriate internal controls and generate reliable financial information that is in accord with established accounting principles; and
  2. Developing, maintaining, and advocating for fiscally responsible and sustainable budgets and related management recommendations for the Secretary of Administration and the Governor.

Finance and Management Strategic Plan

About Us

In addition to the Commissioner's Office, the Department of Finance and Management consists of three divisions: Budget and Management, Financial Operations and Customer Support & Change Management. 
 
Budget and Management assists in the development of the Governor’s recommended budget, monitors and defends the passage of the budget through the legislature, and manages the adopted budget throughout the fiscal year.
 
Financial Operations maintains and operates the State’s centralized accounting system, VISION. They also provide related controls and services for managers and employees of State government, and generate reliable financial information that is in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This effort culminates in the publication of the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Additional responsibilities of Financial Operations include cooperation with the State Treasurer in projecting and monitoring cash flow of State government.
 
Customer Support & Change Management supports users of the VISION system by providing training classes and material, answering questions about VISION and facilitating the resolution of any technical issues. All questions related to modifying VISION or requests for added functionality, such as adding new modules to support your business, should be directed to VISION Support.

Organization

View a copy of our organizational chart.

Staff Directory