Williams earns finance administrator credential
July 12, 2012 3:24PM
Updated: August 16, 2012 6:07AM
Bloom Township High School District 206 business manager Ann C. Williams has been awarded the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations certification by the Association for School Business Officials International.
The SFO certification is granted to highly qualified individuals who fulfill multiple requirements, including demonstrating eligibility (through work experience and education), passing a comprehensive two-part exam that tests competency in accounting and school business management topics, and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct.
Williams serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Association of School Business Officials and belongs to ASBO International.
Williams is completing her doctoral degree in educational leadership at Roosevelt University. Her dissertation topic is maintaining financial solvency in school districts during challenging economic times.
“School business officials are the chief fiscal officers for school districts and hold an influential position in the community,” said John Musso, executive director of ASBO International. “By earning the SFO certification, professionals validate their specialized knowledge and demonstrate a commitment to high standards and ethical practice in school business management.”
School business officials who have earned the SFO certification commit to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
The Association of School Business Officials International is a global professional association of more than 5,000 school business management professionals who are responsible for financial decisions in kindergarten through 12th grade school districts, community colleges universities, and state departments of education.
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