The Financial Services division is responsible for efficient management and further development of financial resources.
To meet this goal, account for all financial/treasury transactions and support district operations, Finance is organized with six operating departments.
Fulton County Schools receives national recognition for budget and financial report preparation, procurement and communication
The Fulton County School System recently received six national recognitions that acknowledge its efforts to provide the public with comprehensive and user-friendly financial information. In addition, a top leadership official has achieved the specialized Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations certification.
The awards were given by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). Each of the organizations used a panel of reviewers to evaluate the school system's financial documents and determined that they served effectively as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and a communication tool.
"These national awards are a coup for our school system," the school system's deputy chief financial officer. "They demonstrate in a very public way how diligently our finance departments work to exhibit openness and transparency in our district's financial practices."
Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations – ASBO
Presented to Deputy Chief Financial Officer Marvin Dereef Jr, the certification recognizes highly qualified individuals who exhibit proficiency in accounting and school business management, pass a rigorous two-part exam, and demonstrate a commitment to high standards and ethical conduct.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – GFOA
Presented in recognition of the district's Fiscal Year 2010- 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the award recognizes government organizations that prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.
Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting – ASBO
Presented in recognition of the district's Fiscal Years 2010-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the award signifies that the school system's financial operations are credible and certifies the integrity and technical competence of its business staff.
Meritorious Budget Award – ASBO
Presented in recognition of the district's Fiscal Years 2010 -2014 Budget, the award recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and district officials' skills in developing, analyzing and presenting a school system budget.
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award – GFOA
Presented in recognition of the district's Fiscal Years 2010- 2014 Budget, the award certifies that the financial document meets and exceeds national guidelines for effective budget presentation.
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement – NPI
Presented to school districts that exhibit dedication and commitment to excellence in procurement, this award marks the third year in a row and the 10th year overall that Fulton County Schools has been recognized. Fulton County Schools is one of only 12 government agencies in Georgia and one of only 22 school districts in the United States to receive the award.