Austin ISD Budget and Finance Department is led by our Chief Financial Officer, who oversees the day-to-day financial operations and is responsible for the overall fiscal condition of the district. The Chief Financial Officer oversees the implementation and consistent application of sound management practices and controls, including transparent financial reporting analysis, cash flow, debt management, payroll, risk management, managing and monitoring of the budget, and the procurement process. The Chief Financial Officer also oversees State, Federal & Private Accountability and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) departments.
Financial and Budget Services, including the comptroller and treasurer, prepares budget information, financial data and fiscal reports for the public, superintendent, board of trustees and the citizens budget review committee, as well as schools, city, county and state fiscal authorities.
The Risk Management Department, reviews risks associated with the operation of the district, recommends ways to minimize losses and handle any claims for damages. This department is responsible for administration of the insurance funds and excess insurance policies for workers’ compensation, general liability, crime, and property damage to buildings and equipment.
Medicaid and student billing finance personnel seek reimbursement from the federal government's Medicaid program for health-related services that school personnel, such as nurses and speech therapists, provide to students who are eligible for Medicaid benefits.