Financial Services - Information

General Information

The Division of Financial Services is responsible for the efficient management and proper accountability and reporting of the district’s assets, which includes the various financial resources and transactions, and property, plant, and equipment. This responsibility includes the safeguarding of the district’s assets.

The Division is comprised of the following core areas and/or departments:

  • Budget
  • Fiscal Management
    • Accounts Payable
    • Payroll
  • Purchasing
    • Property
    • Warehouse
  • Treasurer’s Office

Treasurer’s Office
The Treasurer’s Office is responsible for:

  • Reviewing and recording cash receipts of the District
  • Printing and distributing checks issued by the Accounts Payable Department
  • Monitoring and reconciling cash and investment balances
  • Processing and remitting all wage attachments (garnishments, child support, etc)
  • Providing tax-exempt information to outside parties

Achievements:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – GFOA
    For the past thirty years, fiscal years 1986 through 2015, the Muscogee County School District has received the nationally recognized Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its CAFR. Like the ASBO award, this award too certifies adherence to excellence and best practices in financial reporting by going above and beyond generally accepted accounting principles. The ultimate goal of the program is to assist users of the financial information to assess the financial health of the participating government and to recognize individual government that succeed in achieving that goal.
  • Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting – ASBO
    For the past twenty-three years, fiscal years 1993 through 2015, the Muscogee County School District has received the nationally recognized Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This award certifies adherence to excellence and best practices in financial reporting. It also demonstrates the district’s commitment to fiscal integrity and transparency by sharing information above and beyond generally accepted accounting principles. The Muscogee County Schools is one of the few government entities state-wide that have achieved this honor for over twenty years.
  • Certified Public Procurement Officer – UPPCC
    Amy Callahan, Director of Purchasing and Supply Management, was honored by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council for achieving the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) designation. “The designation of CPPO is a recognized credential throughout the world and signifies that the designated individual has reached a specific level of education and experience and has demonstrated an established level of knowledge necessary to competently perform the work of a public procurement officer. This UPPCC certification reflects established standards and competencies for those engaged in government procurement, and attests to the designee's ability to obtain maximum value for the taxpayer's dollar.”

Documents and Resources

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2003
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2004
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2005
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2006
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2007
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2008
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2009
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2010
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2011
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2012
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2013
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2014
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2015
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, FY 2016
Employee Tuition FAQs
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GaDOE, Chart of Accounts
GaDOE, QBE Reports

Contact Information

Theresa Y. Thornton, MBA, CPA Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

706-748-2354
706-748-2365 Fax