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Accounting & Payroll

Accounting & Payroll manages all aspects of Bulloch County Schools' financial operations that include the following:

Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts has honored the Bulloch County Board of Education multiple times with the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting for the district’s annual fiscal year financial audits.The award is presented annually to qualifying public school systems and two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Georgia, who strive not just for best financial practices but better. Annually fewer than 35 school systems receive the award out of the state’s 181 public school districts, so this is strong evidence of the school district's commitment to accountability and transparency.

This award was created in 2014 to recognize excellence in financial reporting and controls. It encourages governmental organizations to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and recognizes individual organizations that are successful in achieving this goal.

To receive the award, organizations must meet the following criteria: 

  • Provide full supporting documentation to substantiate financial statements;
  • Provide financial statements in a timely manner;
  • Ensure all evidence is easy to locate and use for audit;
  • Have responsive managers that resolve all accounting standards and presentation issues in a timely manner;
  • Have key staff readily available and cooperative during the audit and not delay finalizing the audit;
  • Have no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses noted during the audit.
  • Must have no more than three to five control deficiencies reported within the management letter;
  • Have a clear, unmodified audit opinion; and
  • Comply with all Transparency in Government requirements.

Alison Boatright
Chief Financial Officer


Accounting Specialist

Accounting Specialist

Elizabeth Rigdon
Accounting Specialist

Lisa Sells
Payroll Coordinator

Pam Girardeau
Accounting & Payroll Specialist