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Business Services

Scott Ward, Assistant Superintendent Business Services

Phone: 352-253-6560
Email: wardT1@lake.k12.fl.us
Mr. Scott Ward was appointed as the District's Chief Financial Officer effective May 15, 2018. Mr. Ward has twenty years of governmental accounting experience. He served as the lead senior auditor with the Office of the Auditor General from 1998 to 2004 before moving into school finance as the CFO and then later the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for the School District of Alachua County. Most recently, Mr. Ward has worked as the Assistant County Manager in Columbia County. Mr. Ward is responsible for safeguarding the District's Financial assets in accordance with Florida Statutes, Florida State Board of Education, administrative rules and District policies.

The Following Positions Report Directly to the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services:

Director of Finance, Karen Briggs
Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Grant Accountability, Fiscal Services & Training for District Departments, Internal Account Support & Training, Cash and Investments, Budget Preparation and Support, FTE Monitoring, Financial Reporting for State & Federal Government Agencies, Auditor Contact and Liason

District-Wide Payroll Calculations, Direct Deposit, Wage Reporting for the Fl Retirement System & Unemployment, Non-Insurance Deductions & Remittance, Tax Reporting, Retroactive Payments, Wage Garnishments, Wage Verification Reporting and Employee Terminal Leave
 

Supervisor of Procurement, Crystal Pierson
Administration and Compliance of District-Wide Procurement and Purchasing Services

Property, Casualty & Liability Insurance, Student Accident Insurance, Fund-Raising, Employee Benefits, Health & Wellness Centers, Worker's Compensation, Facility Usage, Accident and Incident Reporting & Investigation, Hazardous Waste Management, Indoor Air Quality, Workplace Safety and Annual Facility Inspections