Office of the Secretary

Ben Spears

617 North Third Street
P.O. Box 44277
Baton Rouge Louisiana 70804-4277
Voice 225.342.2583
Fax 225.242.3686

Management & Finance
Fiscal & Budget Division


The Fiscal and Budget Division provides complete financial management services for the various offices of DNR, constituting five separate budget units. Its functions include annual budget preparation, maintaining accounts reflecting the department's revenues received and costs incurred, and providing financial management reports and advice.

During 2000-2001, an Accounts Receivable Section was started within the Accounting Office to centralize the collection of cash and expedite deposits into the state treasury. As required of all agencies, this section ensures that all cash receipts go into the treasury within a 24-hour period.