The Pickens County Board of Education's finance department oversees payroll, budget, accounting and finance, purchasing, investments, human resources and benefits, and facilitating internal and external audits. This includes the preparation and management of the system's revenue and expense budgets, preparation and maintenance of payroll for all Board employees, assisting the schools with purchasing and acquisition of supplies and materials, and all required state and federal reporting.
The operation of the school system is financed with funds primarily from state taxes and local property taxes. In addition to the state and local monies, the Board also receives federal funds. The Operating Budgets of all funds for the current year and the most recent past year can be viewed on this website.
The Pickens County Board of Education's financial records are audited annually by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts. The annual audit reports can be viewed by clicking the link provided and accessing the financial reports for educational audits.
The finance department serves the taxpayers by providing fiscally responsible management of the community's resources for education. The department serves Board employees by managing the business aspects of the education process, so their focus can be on education and ways to help students succeed.