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Business Services
  Overview
With a staff of 16, the Business Services Department oversees financial reporting and cash management; budgeting; operational, grant, and capital projects accounting; purchasing and accounts payable; payroll and position control; and financial systems support. The CFO is a member of the District Executive Team.

The Business Services Department is charged with the fiscal integrity of district resources to support the Educational Plan for Student Success for all schools and provide support to all district departments to meet their goals.

Responsibilities
To make the process of budgeting, committing, tracking and managing district resources as easy and seamless as possible in optimizing mission effectiveness through: implementing and supporting a state-of-the-art integrated financial management system (Visions) reflecting public education best practices and automated workflow, retrieving information, executing business processes, and completing system training online from the desktop via the website and Visions, and providing timely and expert customer support plus meaningful and ongoing training.

Our Critical Success Factors
CSFs vital to our mission effectiveness and central to future success include: district relationships: working in a collegial, cooperative and supportive manner with the Executive Team, School Principals, and Department Heads in balancing fiscal restrictions and process discipline with evolving mission requirements, fiscal accountability & integrity: maintaining budget integrity, information accuracy, and statutory compliance in a fiscally challenging and static enrollment climate in order to maintain solvency, accurate and timely reporting to PED and granting agencies, and our bond rating for optimum capital projects borrowing, staff capability: attracting and developing a talented, experienced and flexible staff to support complex business requirements, continuously improve service and ease of doing business, and expand the capacity to generate and implement creative ideas.
Contact

Carl Gruenler, Chief Financial and Governmental Relations Officer
Bio

(505) 467-2047
cgruenler@sfps.k12.nm.us

Richard Halford
Richard Halford
Executive Director of Finance & Administration


505-467-2038
rhalford@sfps.k12.nm.us


610 Alta Vista St.
Santa Fe, NM  87505
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