Department of Financial Services

Department Contact Information

571-423-3750
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The mission of the Department of Financial Services (FS) is to protect and maintain the fiscal integrity of FCPS and ensure resources are effectively directed to the classroom. Financial Services plays an active role in fulfilling FCPS’ mission by providing accurate, timely, relevant financial information and guidance to the School Board and stakeholders; by demonstrating prudent stewardship of financial resources with integrity and high ethical standards; by streamlining business processes to maximize financial efficiencies; and by promoting school and community wellness and students’ readiness to learn.

We achieve these objectives by:

• Communicating accurate and timely financial information to effectively meet the School Board’s goals and stakeholders’ expectations.

• Maximizing resource utilization by efficiently delivering services and managing financial activities in compliance with applicable regulations.

• Enhancing business processes and initiatives to improve community wellness, support student achievement, and ensure financial integrity.

Office of Budget Services

The Office of Budget Services provides clear, accurate, timely, and relevant financial information and analysis to assist the School Board, Leadership Team, and other stakeholders in sound decision-making.  Budget Services provides the framework for all financial decision- making through the budget process; ensures that the budget is balanced and meets divisionwide needs; meets the Superintendent’s and School Board’s requirements; reflects the most accurate up-to-date information available; and presents this information to the School Board, Board of Supervisors, and community groups in a timely and transparent manner.

Office of the Comptroller

The mission of the Office of the Comptroller is to ensure the integrity of FCPS’ financial data; supply accurate and timely financial information to the School Board, FCPS management, and stakeholders; provide a system of effective and efficient financial processes; and monitor and reduce financial risk to FCPS. This mission is accomplished by ensuring financial records are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and in compliance with federal, state and local regulations; establishing effective internal controls; continuously evaluating FCPS’ financial and business management practices; recommending and implementing business process improvements; conducting and coordinating compliance reviews; and performing risk assessments. In addition the office is responsible for providing training and support to all FCPS staff on financial systems and procedures.

Office of Food and Nutrition Services

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is dedicated to all FCPS' students and school communities.  We believe daily access to food and nutrition is essential for children to succeed and reach their full potential. FNS' mission is to provide children with the tools and resources needed to foster life-long healthy eating behaviors.

Office of Payroll Management

The mission of the Office of Payroll Management is to ensure the accurate and timely payment of wages to Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) employees and the payment of all payroll-related obligations. The office is responsible for all wage payments and deductions for all employees; manages pay and leave-related data, tax-related data, direct deposit information, and time and attendance data from across all work locations with FCPS; and processes payments to all vendors providing benefits or services on behalf of FCPS employees through payroll deductions.

Office of Procurement Services

The Office of Procurement Services (OPS) serves as the central procurement authority for FCPS and is responsible for direct purchasing and contracting services as well as warehousing and inventory management. Our mission is to lead and manage suppliers and supplier relations for goods and services in support of the organization’s overall mission and vision.

 

Transparency

Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for residents about the activities of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Transparency enhances FCPS’ effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions