Stay student focused – we cover the rest.
When you first envisioned your charter school, you focused on the students and how you could make positive changes in their education. Paperwork and business services were likely the last things on your mind.
However, not paying sufficient attention to these details can lead to big problems and quickly erode your relationship with your authorizer. Authorizers take their oversight role very seriously, and your compliance requirements continue to increase. You can no longer afford to learn the administrative details as you go and the importance of a rock-solid business services partner is more important than ever.
All accounting and bookkeeping functions using enterprise-class SACS-based school accounting software with monthly reporting to Board of year-to-date budget vs. actual, trends, and projections.
Oversight and advisory role during initial and ongoing budgeting process, assisting staff and Board with recommendations where requested, submitting all current budgets as well as petition budgets for charter petition and/or expansion.
Timely processing of all invoices, 24/7 online access to copies of all invoices, maintenance of solid vendor relationships, establishment of credit as an independent school, and coordinating with county and authorizer staff to ensure timely and accurate apportionment transfers.
Payroll & HR Support
STRS/PERS Retirement Reporting
All payroll functions performed in-house including tax & benefit deductions/contributions, with integrated STRS/PERS reporting across all counties. Also coordinating new hire paperwork, DOJ account set-up, and annual employment agreement creation, and processing of leave & termination documents.
Researching and recommending healthcare and retirement benefit plans (matching or exceeding existing plan benefits), supporting your school’s participation in all health and supplemental retirement plans, including 401(a), 403(b), 457, HSA, Section 125 and related programs.
Purchasing & Procurement
Coordinating purchasing of all materials, developing efficient purchasing process with school staff using web-based purchasing program.
Integrated interest-free credit card account for authorized staff purchases.
Asset Inventory Management
Compiling and maintaining complete fixed asset register.
Compliance & Reporting
Federal, State and ADA Reporting
Assisting with Consolidated Application (CARS), PCSGP, Facility Grant, Special Education, ESSA (Title I-IV), and other categorical reporting. All required 20-day, P-1, P-2 and Annual Reports (from attendance data provided by school).
Assistance with drafting, calculations, and projections.