Manatee Clerk & Comptroller names new Chief Deputy of Finance

Picture of Chief Deputy of Finance Neil Unruh

BRADENTON, Fla. (April 10, 2023) – Neil Unruh has been named because the Chief Deputy of Finance for the Workplace of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court docket & Comptroller for Manatee County.

On this position, Unruh is liable for successfully and effectively working all finance divisions within the Clerk’s Finance division.

He brings with him an abundance of economic expertise. Earlier than becoming a member of the Clerk’s workplace, Unruh was the Comptroller for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace for seven years. Earlier than that, an audit accomplice for Shinn & Firm, now often called Carr, Riggs & Ingram, CPAs and Advisors.

From Kansas, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Enterprise Administration with a spotlight in accounting from Wichita State College. He’s an authorized public accountant (CPA) and a member of a number of accounting associations, together with the Florida Institute of Licensed Public Accountants (FICPA) and the Florida Authorities Finance Officers Affiliation (FGFOA). Moreover, Unruh is an lively member of the group and serves in numerous associations. At the moment, Unruh is the 2022-2023 Bradenton Kiwanis President.

“Neil’s expertise and experience in authorities monetary accounting, along with his confirmed management and group involvement makes him the perfect candidate to take the helm of our award-winning finance crew. I’m excited to see how he’ll assist drive our crew in direction of better success,” mentioned Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court docket & Comptroller for Manatee County.

The Clerk’s Finance division is liable for finishing up the Clerk’s duties because the chief monetary officer and comptroller for the Board of County Commissioners and Port Authority. Companies embody accounting providers, accounts payable, and payroll, to call a number of.

Along with Unruh, the Clerk’s Finance division management crew consists of Director of Finance Kim Wilder and Deputy Director of Finance Vicki Ayles.

Concerning the Clerk’s Workplace
The Clerk of Circuit Court docket was established as a public trustee by the Florida Structure in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court docket serves because the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, County Comptroller, County Auditor, and County Recorder. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s workplace additionally administers an area little one assist enforcement program, violence safety advocacy program, Manatee Teen Court docket, and the preservation of historic sources by way of its historic sources division. Situated at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Please remember to go to our web site at and join our digital e-newsletter at