Account Code Accuracy: How it Affects Data and Trends (CPIM Approved)
Fees: $55 (Non-Member) / $30 (Member)
Participants will be able to learn how important account codes are for the trends in their five year forecasts, budgeting and modeling. The panel will review the account codes that affect district trends and state comparisons. The panel will define best practices on how to make sure that the account codes are maintained so that there is a history for each type of expenditure and revenue.
OASBO Past President and Retired Treasurer, K12 Business Consulting
Cynthia Ritter is a School Business Consultant with K-12 Business Consulting, Inc. and Grant Consultant to Envision Ed Plus. Cynthia has served as a consultant to Ohio Department of Education with the Academic Distress Commissions and Education Reform. She has over 32 years of successful leadership and management experience as treasurer/CFO for several school districts.
She has been a member of the Education Standards Board Ohio Department of Education, OASBO Board President, served on the Auditor of State Regional Advisory Committee, Board member and treasurer of the Pickaway County Employees Benefit Program, speaker and presenter at numerous OSBA, BASA, OASBO and ASBO seminars.
She has received many awards and recognitions including the Rich Unger Professionalism Award, Distinguished Service Award and was a Herb Brum Scholarship recipient.
CFO/Treasurer, Licking Heights Local Schools
Todd Griffith has been Treasurer of Licking Heights Local Schools since June 2017. In this position, Mr. Griffith works with the Board of Education and administration to provide prudent financial management and leadership. The Treasurer's Office is responsible for all fiscal operations of the District. This includes budgeting, forecasting, investing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial reporting and serving as public records custodian.
Mr. Griffith received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and completed his Treasurer’s coursework from the University of Dayton. He holds an active School Treasurer license. Mr. Griffith is a member of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials.
Assistant Treasurer, Lakota Local SD (Liberty Township)
Adam Zink has spent the last three years as the Assistant Treasurer of the Lakota Local School District. Mr. Zink also served for two and a half years as Treasurer/CFO of the Hillsboro City School District. He is the past-president of the Ohio Valley OASBO chapter.
CFO/Treasurer, Big Walnut Local Schools
Jeremy Buskirk is currently the Treasurer of BigWalnut Local Schools, which is a growing school district in Delaware County,and has been with the District since October 2017. Prior to coming to BigWalnut, he served in the Dublin City School District finance department in theroles of both Assistant Treasurer and Accountant from September 2007 throughSeptember 2017. Prior to his career in school finance, he worked as afinancial auditor for the Auditor of State of Ohio for two and one-half yearsin the Columbus Region.
Jeremy received his B.A. from Spring Arbor Universityin 2005 and his Masters of Business Administration from Mount Vernon NazareneUniversity in 2009.
Jeremy is also active in his community as a member ofthe board of directors for the Big Walnut Chamber of Commerce.
CFO/Treasurer, Northmor Local SD
Gina Deppert has served the public in the capacity of Treasurer/CFO for over 19 years, with 31 years of total public service. She is a graduate of Ohio University receiving both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees with emphasis on Business Administration and Human Services. She is currently the Treasurer/CFO at Northmor Local Schools. Gina also is a board member at Ashland City Schools.