The School Business and Advisory Services unit works with each school district to assist them in complying with legal mandates by the California Education Code and to provide quality services and support in all areas of school business administration and finance. In addition to mandated services, our department also provides services designed to enhance fiscal management in the school districts in Santa Barbara County. Our primary goal is to promote sound fiscal management services to twenty districts, community colleges, and charter schools through responsive technical and financial advisory services in the following areas:
- Advisory Services
- Attendance Reporting
- Accounting Processing and Services
- Budget Development and Monitoring
- Retirement Reporting
- Payroll Processing and Services
In addition, the department provides the K-12 School Districts in Santa Barbara County with a comprehensive centralized financial services management business system. This system includes general ledger, budgeting, purchasing, personnel, fixed asset and inventory, accounts payable, payroll, and stores subsystems. An Employee Portal (county-wide) provides all employees access to view their benefits, leave, paycheck, W-2s, etc. The primary role of our systems support team is to provide direct support to our districts in the day-to-day use of the centralized business systems.