8860 Department of Finance
Program Descriptions


This program includes a variety of information systems and services. The budget support systems provide information to decision-makers throughout the budgetary process. The operation and management of the automated California State Accounting and Reporting System (CALSTARS) is intended to provide a uniform and complete accounting system for state agencies. The Fiscal Systems and Consulting Unit develops and maintains statewide fiscal and accounting policies and provides fiscal and accounting advice and consultation to all state departments. Basic and applied economic and tax research functions support the revenue estimates required for the development of the state financial plan, for the analysis of financial legislation, and the evaluation of economic trends or other fiscal developments which affect the state. Basic and applied demographic research functions provide data to support the workload estimates of state agencies.