The role of the Business Office at Southwest Schools is to manage the day-to-day accounting operations, budgeting and fiscal reporting and includes the following functions:
- Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
- Budget and Cash Flow Projections and Management
- Vendor and Procurement Management
- Financial Analysis
- Compliance Reporting
The goals of the Business Office are to ensure the district’s financial stability and to attain Above Standard Achievement School FIRST Rating.
School FIRST Rating
Southwest Schools has received a Rating of “Superior” from the Texas Education Agency for its 2015-2016 fiscal year School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) for its excellence in fiscal management according to state guidelines. The School First Report is based on 20 indicators which gives a district a numerical value. The purpose of the financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), is to ensure that open-enrollment charter schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public and charter schools to better manage their financial resources in order to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes. Southwest Schools’ Business Department continues to strive for excellence and transparency. This state award is evident that employees are committed to financial responsibility and to meeting state guidelines.
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