Thought Leadership

Mason Jars with Change

Cash Under Control: Four Steps for School Districts

From the football concession stand to the kindergarten teacher collecting field trip money, cash can be a controller’s nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be. Some thoughtful planning and a little bit of employee and volunteer training can go a long way to keeping your district out of trouble — and…

Learn More

Cheerleaders' Pom Poms

Ten Keys to Controlling Activity Funds

How many times have you seen a headline such as “Cheerleader mom pilfers trip funds”? It’s a nightmare scenario for an administrator, discovering that large sums of student money are unaccounted for— even if the problem was poor management rather than intentional fraud.

Learn More

Binders stacked

Government Insights - GASB Statement No. 83

State and local governments face asset retirement obligations (AROs) when certain tangible capital assets, such as power generation facilities, sewage treatment plants or medical equipment items are retired.

Learn More

Ornate chairs

Government Insights - GASB Statement No. 82

Pensions present substantial ongoing financial obligations to state and local governments, but questions arose in applying recently-released Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements to various pension scenarios and financial reporting concerns.

Learn More