The Division of Finance is the principal fiscal advisory/controller division for the DeKalb County School District. The division consists of approximately 33 employees working in the areas of Financial Systems, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Budgeting, Payroll and Purchasing; all under the managerial direction of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer reports to, and is responsible to the Superintendent of the DeKalb County School District.
BudgetThe Budget Department is principally responsible for assisting the Chief Financial Officer in the redaction of the annual ‘all funds’ budgets (presently in excess of $1 billion). Major initiatives within this department presently are the conversion of the financial statements from a cash basis to an accrual basis, particularly as it relates to reporting to the Board of Education.
Additionally, this department is principally responsible for the conversion to the mandated State Chart of Accounts; a project which is presently underway and scheduled for completion sometime in 2015.
The Budget Department is also critical relative to periodic reporting functions, informal training sessions, budget monitoring throughout the year, and completion of our Annual External Audit by the State Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA).
PayrollThe Payroll Department is responsible for the twice monthly payments (via mostly direct deposits) to the district’s 13,000+ employees. Additionally, garnishments are also handled in this department.
The Payroll Department is critical in relation to answering the many questions employees, and their family members, have relative to the payroll process. This department also ensures that compensation is accurate and that benefits have been correctly accounted for.
Additionally, the Payroll Department assists in training endeavors such as the Summer Leadership Conference and the annual Bookkeepers Training.