The Finance and Business Services Division is responsible for financial services and the day-to-day operations for budget, accounting, payroll, retirement reporting, payables, and other business-related services for the Monterey County Office of Education and the public school agencies in Monterey County.
Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent of Finance and Business Services, the Division provides effective administrative, financial, and business services systems for the County Office of Education, 24 K-12 School Districts, two Community College Districts, four Joint Powers Agencies, and various charter schools.
The Division has three basic functions which include:
As an enhancement to the services that MCOE provides to districts, the Monterey County Management Assistance Team (MCMAT) was developed in 2003 to provide a variety of services to local school districts and is a resource to support districts in modifying or developing effective systems.
The professionals in the Finance and Business Services Division have been trained in various aspects of school business operations, from risk management, administrative support to payroll taxes and budget recommendations. By performing legally mandated services and technical advice to districts, the Division provides a base of support to district financial operations.
Our Mission is to assure the fiscal accountability and stewardship of the of the public's education dollars and to support the foundation for education by providing leadership and guidance in high quality, responsive, administrative support services and systems.