• The Finance department manages and controls all financial functions of all School District 189 departments in accordance with generally accepted principles of government accounting and various Illinois Statutes and Administrative Codes.

    The Finance Department is comprised of three main areas:

    • General Accounting
    • Purchasing/Accounts Payable
    • Payroll

    Duties of the Finance Department include:

    • controlling expenditures and obligations (including operating expenses, debt, payroll)
    • receipting and depositing all revenues
    • managing the investment of all monies
    • accounting for all assets and capital project expenditures
    • internal and external reporting

    The financial activity of all departments is supervised by the Chief Finance Officer to ascertain solid internal controls are in place. An audit of financial practices and principles is conducted annually by an outside auditing firm. The Finance staff assists in providing the information for the audit.