Financial Services

Mission Statement

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

Budget & Compliance

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.

General Accounting

The General Accounting Group consist of the Payment Process, Reporting, Projects and Grant units. It is responsible for providing centralized recording, posting, analyzing, reconciling, and reviewing components of the District's financial statements. They are responsible for coordinating the year-end closing process and general audit.

Trust Fund Accounting

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).

Cashier

The function of the Cashiers Unit is to accept and process all payments, refunds, and deposits made to Southwestern Community College District.

Business & Financial Affairs Site