David Yellott, CPA, CGMA Comptroller
222 St. Louis St. Baton Rouge, La 70802
Phone: (225) 389-8970
Fax: (225) 389-8955
Email the Finance and Budget Office
David Yellott joined the Sheriff’s Office as Comptroller in February 2014. He has ten years of public accounting experience in auditing and attestation services focusing on financial forensics and internal controls working mainly on governmental and not-for-profit audits. His professional experience also includes working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent in the White Collar Crime and Public Corruption Division of the Mobile Field Office. In addition, he is a commissioned First Lieutenant in the Louisiana Army National Guard serving as the Chaplain for the 141st Field Artillery Battalion. As Comptroller, his responsibilities include preparation and monitoring of the budget and overseeing the annual financial audit. He also supervises personnel who specialize in payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inmate accounts, federal and state grant compliance, and all financial accounting issues for the Sheriff’s Office.
Finance and Budget
As the name implies, the Finance and Budget Office is responsible for the finance and budget functions of the Sheriff's office. The office prepares annual budgets in accordance with state law, and monitors compliance with budget appropriations. All financial accounting and reporting for the Sheriff's office is performed through the Finance and Budget Office. The payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions, as well as grant reporting and fixed asset accounting are also handled through this office.
To meet these responsibilities, the office is supervised by the Comptroller who oversees these various functions.
Civil Bookkeeping Office
The Civil Bookkeeping Office is composed of three sections: Civil Suits, Garnishments, and Cash Bonds
The Civil Suits and Garnishment Sections are responsible for collecting, recording, and disbursing the funds associated with foreclosure sales and garnishments. These sections may also serve as the custodian of certain moveable properties under seizure in civil suits.
The Cash Bond Section maintains the records and serves as custodian of cash bonds posted by defendants in criminal cases for the 19th Judicial District.
This office is supervised by the Comptroller.