California School Fiscal Services
|Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:55 AM|
Over the last few weeks, several graduates have interviewed in various parts of the state for CBO positions. When I debriefed with each of them, I was reminded that ASB continues to be that thorn in the side of most business office settings. Hence, there is a routine question on most oral interviews about how you might manage ASB successfully.
We all know too well that ASB is one of the most common areas for audit findings. We know it but it is still easy to "let them be" at the school site.
This blog is dedicated to reminding you that ongoing training and attention is your best defense.
1. Don't forget about the totally awesome ASB Accounting Manual available on the FCMAT web site. Everything you need to know is provided in this manual and it is a great resource for both your business office and your school sites.
2. Develop a training cycle and stick to it! If you need some inspiration, just look at the table of contents of the FCMAT ASB manual and ask your school sites for input. They will be the first to tell you what areas they need some extra attention and support.
3. Remember that school site positons change frequently so your training cycles should repeat on a regular basis.
4. Pay special attention to those areas that your district has received audit findings in the past. Repeated findings in the same area do not reflect well for the CBO's leadership. Don't let that be you!
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