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IASBO School Finance Seminar

Monday, August 12, 2019  


Indiana ASBO is pleased to sponsor a seminar on September 12 dealing with Indirect Costs and Federal Funds Fiscal Monitoring.  The seminar will be held at the Primo Banquet Hall & Conference Center in Indianapolis (2615 National Avenue, 46227).  The registration information can be found on the IASBO website at  The agenda for September 12 is as follows:

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Indirect Cost Compliance Requirements, Tools, & Tips    
Presenters:  Melissa Ambre, Director of School Finance, Indiana Department of Education and Eric Russell, CIA, CGAP, CGMS, MPA, Crowe, LLP      

Indirect Costs have and continue to be an area of compliance and financial risk for grants and contract managers within the education industry.  The requirements applicable to indirect costs vary based on organization type, and regulatory responsibilities and expectations of those administering and monitoring subawards and contracts are often misunderstood or improperly executed.  During this session, participants will review the requirements applicable to indirect costs, discuss identified instances of noncompliance and internal control deficiencies, identify methods to mitigate risks of noncompliance, and discuss best practices regarding indirect costs.  Lastly, we will review the new Form 9 Step for submission of Supplemental Schedules beginning in January. 
1:00 p.m. 
Federal Funds Monitoring              
Presenter: Leslie Rittenhouse, ESSA Specialist, Indiana Department of Education 
This session will discuss and review federal fund selection, items monitored, and the process and types of IDOE findings.  Following best practices and guidelines to avoid findings will be examined, including allowable costs, expenditure coding, payroll specifics, and encumbrance timelines.  The IDOE process when the State Board of Accounts issues a questioned cost finding on federal funds will also be discussed. 

3:00 p.m.

Position: Executive Director for Central Indiana Educational Service Center              

Job Description:
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer with authority to manage and direct the affairs of CIESC under the statutory provisions of the state and the policies and regulations established by the Governing Board (Board).  It is the duty of the Executive Director to administer the policies of the Board and provide leadership for CIESC.  The Executive Director is the professional consultant to the Board and submits recommendations regarding the operation of CIESC to the Board for consideration.

The Executive Director coordinates the functions of CIESC and its personnel, makes decisions regarding functions and actions of CIESC, apprises the progress of CIESC and work of its personnel, serves as an innovator and resource person for the improvement of the program, and sets an image for CIESC as an educational leader.  The delegation of responsibility and authority for the operation of CIESC is one of the Executive Director’s prime duties.  The direct responsibility to the Board for all functions of CIESC rests with the Executive Director.

  Job requirements:
• Advanced Degree (e.g. Ph.D., Ed.S., Ed.D., MBA)
• Educational Administration experience preferred
• Background in curriculum, professional development, or school budgeting and accounting preferred

Interested candidates should apply online at
Questions about the job can be directed to Dr. Kevin Caress at 

Job starts 1/2/2020.