August, 2016 Treasurer’s Update

 

SunGard eFinancePLUS Implementation Update

On July 12th Cuyahoga Falls CSD, Cleveland Heights/University Heights, Summit County ESC, and NEOnet embarked on an adventure to convert from State Software to SunGard eFinancePLUS. The Districts and ITC staff have been meeting twice a month with SunGard experts for 3 – 4 days at a time. During these trainings the group has been working through a variety of changes in accounting, payroll and exploring the enhancements of having a HR package. The anticipated Go Live is early January 2017.

If your district is interested in participating in future rounds, the MCOECN has developed an Order Form which provides the district with an estimated cost based on your ADM and selected package (Base or Full Bundle). By filling out and submitting the Order Form this merely holds a spot for you, it does not commit you to that round. If you are considering participating in one of the upcoming rounds please contact Kim Fassnacht or Lisa Nash.

Future Rounds:

Round 2    -   January 2017

Round 3    -    July 2017

 

For a proposed, detailed schedule of Round 2 please see our website at http://www.neonet.org/content/sungard-k-12-efinanceplus  and click on Round 2 Information.

 

Treasurer’s Operating Committee

The first Treasurer’s Operating Committee meeting of FY17 will be held Wednesday, August 17 at Noon in Room B at NEOnet. As always, lunch will be provided.  As a reminder, the committee is composed of the Treasurer from each of the member districts. The committee is responsible for providing guidance and direction to the Fiscal Services Department and assisting the Board of Directors in the financial operations of NEOnet. The chair and vice-chairs have voting seats on the NEOnet Board of Directors. The 2016-2017 committee chairs are:

            Deborah Krutz, Kent City Schools, Chairperson

            David Forrest, Revere Local Schools, Vice-Chairperson

            David Hoskin, Cuyahoga Falls City Schools, Vice-Chairperson

 

Below is the schedule of meeting dates for 2016-2017.  All meetings begin at Noon at NEOnet.

            August 17, 2016

            October 19, 2016

            December 14, 2016

            February 15, 2017

            April 19, 2017

 

SOC1 Audit

The Auditor of State has concluded the SOC1 (Service Organization Controls) Audit for NEOnet’s system and controls of the USAS/USPS system.  The report is expected to be available in mid-September. Past audits can be found at http://www.neonet.org/content/about-us.

 

Fiscal Services Staff Changes

The fiscal department has had some recent staff changes. Kay Makishi has taken a position at Highland Local Schools, where she is responsible for Payroll/Benefits. Cheryl Nist, who was processing payroll for Tallmadge City Schools as part of our shared services, joined Tallmadge full time as their Financial Assistant/Payroll Clerk. 

In April, NEOnet hired a new Fiscal Services Support Specialist, Angela Hayes, She brings to NEOnet 20 years of payroll and customer relations experience.

Brendon Yarian has been hired as the Fiscal Database and Application Support Specialist, and will be assisting districts who are converting from state software to SunGard eFinancePLUS. One of his primary responsibilities will be creating custom reports for our users of eFinancePLUS. 

Meeting Reminders

 

8/19/16 – 9:00 am – USPS Roundtable

8/26/16 – 9:00 am – USAS Roundtable

9/20/16 – 9:00 – 3:00 – Fiscal Open Lab

August
2016
Fiscal Update