Register now for GCSA’s Financial Management Certification program! The latest cohort kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 27, and goes through April 1, 2021. Classes can be taken individually, but participants must complete 48 hours (six 8-hour courses) of training to receive certification. All sessions are currently scheduled online.
This program has been approved by the Georgia Department of Education and is led by Erika Ellison, former KIPP Metro Atlanta CFO. The training is specifically designed to build the expertise and knowledge of charter school leaders and board members who oversee their schools’ financial operations. However, registration is open to all interested charter school employees. Our program is tailored to address the unique financial issues facing charter schools, and the course content is both rigorous and relevant. Course content will include:
- Governmental Accounting 101: Jan. 27
- Policy Development & Implementation: Jan. 28
- QBE Funding & School Budget Development: Feb. 24
- Procurement, Payroll & Compensation Practices: Feb. 25
- Internal Controls & Effective Financial Oversight: March 31
- Audit Best Practices: April 1
The program costs $300 per 8–hour session. Participants who pay for the full six-course program upfront will receive a 10% discount.
*GCSA will submit the required scholarship paperwork to the State Charter Schools Commission on behalf of state charter school participants. No further action is required other than timely registration. Spots are limited so please register ASAP.
To learn more about this program, please email Erika Ellison or call 470-236-0671.
“GCSA’s Financial Management Certification Program is a more in-depth course as compared to other programs I have attended,” says Kristi Davis, Chief Financial Officer at Amana Academy. “This in-depth approach, in my mind, truly sets up charter schools for financial and operational success.
“The GCSA Financial Management Certification Program will assist me with developing policies, systems and procedures to best steward the financial resources we are provided in order to most effectively improve teaching and learning at the school level. I also have a full toolbox of qualified people and resources to utilize along the way,” says Patrice Meadows, Founder of Atlanta SMART Academy. “I highly recommend the GCSA Financial Management Certification Program for every school leader and board member charged with the responsibility to oversee and manage school finances.”