The mission of the Office of Financial Services is to ensure the stewardship and management of the College's finances through effective and efficient accounting processes, provide leadership and guidance in matters of financial accounting procedures with the goal of enhancing internal controls and continuous improvements of financial systems in conjunction with the other college offices; in support of the District's educational mission and the Colleges' educational master plans. Financial Services makes every effort to provide the highest, professional level of service to our students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Divisions of Financial Services
This group is responsible for compiling the District's annual budget, monitoring and projections during the fiscal year. It helps the District improve its internal controls and operational efficiency and effectiveness to ensure excellent delivery of services to students, regulatory stakeholders, and the District staff.
This group handles the accounting for the Student Financial Aid Trust Fund; including Federal Direct Loans, Federal & State Grants, and other Trust used to account for moneys held in a trustee capacity by the college for individuals, organizations, or clubs. This group is also responsible for coordinating the billing for the Chancellor's Office Tax Offset Program (COTOP).
The function of the Cashiers Unit is to accept and process all payments, refunds, and deposits made to Southwestern Community College District.