Budget and Fiscal Operations Office

The Budget and Fiscal Operations Office is part of the Court Administrator’s Office and provides financial advice related to operations of the Court to the Court Administrator, the Judges and Commissioners, and the individual records and support departments.  The Budget and Fiscal Operations Office focuses on accounting for the Court’s operations.  Inquiries for case financial information should be directed to the Court’s Fiscal Office. 

The Director of the Budget and Fiscal Operations Office is assisted by accountants who work in the following areas: 

  • Preparation of the Court’s annual operational budget
  • Monitoring of the Court’s annual operational budget through the preparation and distribution of periodic reports comparing actual activity to the operational budget and recommendations for resolution of budget variances
  • Coordination and preparation of requests for legislative activity
  • Assisting and advising the Court Administrator in developing, implementing and updating the Court’s strategic vision.
  • Payments to vendors
  • Reconciliation of the Court’s financial operations records

 

The Budget and Fiscal Operations Office mainly serves in a support capacity to the Court.  The primary customers of the Budget and Fiscal Operations Office are the Court’s vendors, the Court Administrator, the Judges and Commissioners, and the individual records and support departments.  Although the Office may ultimately be the department to resolve financial operations questions from public inquiries, inquiries should first be made to the Court Administrator’s office through its Public Information Officer.  Court vendors with payment questions should contact the Budget and Fiscal Operations Office directly using the contact information provided on this page. 

Budget and Fiscal Operations Office

415 East 12th Street - 4 M
Kansas City, MO 64106
 

Budget and Fiscal Officer

Ms. Cynthia L. Freeman
Phone: 816-881-3643

email: cfreeman@courts.mo.gov

 

Budget Office Accountant

Ms. Leslie Black
Phone 816-881-3317
email: lblack@courts.mo.gov

 

Accounts Payable Specialist

Mr. Larry Hill 
Phone:  816-881-1222
Fax:  816-881-6342
E-Mail:  lhill@courts.mo.gov