Finance Department Overview

  • The Finance Department staff is committed to providing exceptional customer service to our employees, vendors, departments and 53 schools in maximizing all financial resources.

    As directed by N.C. General Statute, the Chief Finance Officer is tasked with keeping the accounts of the school system in accordance with national accounting standards; state and federal rules and regulations; giving a pre-audit certificate for system obligations; issuing all checks and depositing and investing all monies; preparing and filing financial statements; purchasing goods and services in accordance with applicable laws and good purchasing practices; and performing other duties as assigned by law, the BOE and Superintendent, and state agencies.

    Our team is responsible for all financial functions and reporting. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Annual Budget
    • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
    • Audit and Compliance
    • Purchasing/Contracts
    • Accounts Payable
    • Employee Payroll
    • Employee Benefits (401K, 457, 403B, SECU, SEANC, NCAE, PENC)
    • Management of Employee Insurance Programs (State Health, Colonial Products, Dental, Vision, Life, FLEX)
    • Tax Deposits
    • Cash Management
    • Reporting and Compliance with Federal, State, and Local Regulators

    Department Contacts

    • Brandt Fitzgerald
      Director of Contracts & Purchasing (P-Cards)
      Phone: 704-290-1548
    • Edward Johnson
      Director of Budgeting & Allotments (Accounting, Accounts Payable, Bookkeepers)
      Phone: 704-290-1562
    • Angie Mills
      Assistant Finance Officer (Payroll/Benefits)
      Phone: 704-296-5317

Contact Us

  • Shanna McLamb
    Chief Finance Officer
    Phone: 704-296-5315
    Fax: 704-283-1657