Business Services & Finance

Education Service Center Region 12 provides a variety of business software packages and accounting services that are designed to assure district financial data is accurate and available in a timely manner.  Explore our services in the tabs below. 

 

Looking for information about Student Software Support, including TSDS/PEIMS, Ascender and Skyward? Visit our Student Software & PEIMS page >

 

Business Services
  • For information about our Ascender Student Software & Support, please visit our Student Software & PEIMS page >

     

    The Ascender Business Software is a web-based fully featured financial accounting package designed exclusively for Texas Schools with accompanying support by ESC Business staff.

    Modules Include:

    • Accounts Receivable
    • Asset Management
    • Budget
    • Finance 
    • Employee Access/Self-Service
    • Human Resources
    • Warehouse 
    • Position Management 
    • Purchasing
    • Job Portal
    • Document Storage
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Payroll

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  • ESC Region 12 provides bank account reconciliation services designed to assure the district’s data is timely, accurate and internal controls are strengthened. 
    • Services are available on a short-term or long-term basis.
    • Services can be provided for all or selected accounts. 
    • Reconciliations are done within the Ascender software module.

     

  • ESC Region 12 can provide full service bookkeeping. These services are available on an annual or as needed basis. These services include but are not limited to:
    • Payroll preparation
    • Accounts payable processing
    • Monthly bank reconciliations
    • Quarterly and annual reporting for TRS/IRS
    These services are also available as a “911 call” which provides districts with short term emergency help due to illness or an unexpected leave of personnel. This service can be considered part of a District’s disaster plan. 
  • ESC Region 12 provides full service bookkeeping on an annual or as needed basis. These services are also available as short-term emergency assistance and can be considered part of a district’s disaster plan.  These services are available regardless of software utilized.

    Additional Services include, but are not limited to:

    • Financial oversight for districts that have had financial difficulties
    • 911 services for unexpected staff illness or departure
    • Support for districts that may have staff without the appropriate/adequate background
    • One-on-one, hands-on training for new or interim personnel
    • Assistance with state funding questions
    • Bond accounting issues
    • Tax rate adoption and reporting
    • Assistance with budget preparation and analysis
    • Assistance with grant coding and analysis 
    • Payroll preparation
    • Accounts payable processing
    • Monthly bank reconciliations
    • Quarterly and annual reporting
    • Monthly TEAMS/TRS Submissions
    • Mentor program for new business managers
    • Contracted Investment Officer
  • Our experienced staff of CPA’s and accountants will review your district’s financial data in order to assure the books and records are complete and accurate prior to the outside auditor’s annual scheduled visit.
    • Review the balance sheet portion of the general ledger
    • Review/Reconcile State Revenue
    • Review/Reconcile Federal Grant Revenue and reporting
    • Record year end accrual entries
    • District audit report is reviewed prior to and in preparation of board approval
  • For information about our Skyward Student Software & Support, please visit our Student Software & PEIMS page >

     

    The Skyward Business Software is a financial/human resources package supported by ESC Region12 business staff that are Texas Certified in Skyward. Switch your Tier I support to ESC Region12, at no additional cost, to have this team support your Texas District.

     

    Modules Include:

    Financial Management

    • Purchasing/Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable/Cash Receipts
    • Fixed Assets
    • Inventory
    • Bid Management
    • Budget
    • Journal Entries
    • Reporting-Budgetary Data Mining
    • Federal/State Reporting
    • Bank Reconciliation

    Human Resources

    • Payroll
    • Time Off
    • True Time
    • Substitute Tracking
    • Employee Management
    • Salary Negotiations
    • Employee Access
    • Reporting-Data Mining
    • Federal/State Reporting
    • Insurance Tracking

 

School Finance

  • Template and Cash Flow provides school districts with assistance with two critical areas of financial management. Superintendents, Business Managers, Finance Directors and program directors will receive assistance periodic reports in the area of state and local revenue projection and in analysis of cash flow and calculation of cash position.

    1. Calculation of state funding each attendance cycle, based on changing student attendance and demographic data.
    2. Monthly cash flow analysis, estimation of cash position and comparison of revenues to expenditures
  • The Financial Benchmarking Service assists school districts with three critical areas of financial management.  Superintendents, Business Managers, Finance Directors and program directors will receive periodic reports from Region 12 School Finance Department that assist them with revenue projection, cash flow management and help them stay in compliance with state and federal programs.

    1. Calculation of state funding each attendance cycle, based on changing student attendance and demographic data.
    2. Cash flow analysis, estimation of cash position and comparison of revenues to expenditures performed monthly.
    3. Calculation of compliance with state and federal programs, performed semi-annually, for IDEA MOE, ESEA MOE and state allotments.
  • This service provides Superintendents, Business Managers, Finance Directors and Transportation Directors with expert assistance, professional development opportunities and trainings in:
    • Transportation Reporting
    • Business Manager’s Roundtable
    • SOF Template Workshop
    • Public Funds Investment Act – Investment Officer Training

     

    Finance Templates

     

Business Services
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
Accountant III
(254) 297-1225
Accountant III
(254) 297-1244
Accountant III
(254) 297-1185
Accountant III
(254) 297-1246
Accountant III
(254) 297-1269
Accountant III
(254) 297-1119
Accountant III
(254) 297-1114
Accountant III
(254) 297-1271
Accountant II
(254) 297-1142
Accountant II
(254) 297-1138
Accountant II
(254) 297-1280
Accountant III
(254) 297-1230
Director
(254) 297-1183
Accountant VI
(254) 297-1103
Accountant III
(254) 297-1105
Accountant III
(254) 297-1238
Assistant Director of Skyward Business Services
(254) 297-1220
Accountant III
(254) 297-1255
Accountant III
(254) 297-1168
Assistant Director
(254) 297-1287
School Finance
NAME
TITLE
PHONE
School Finance Agent
(254) 297-1107
Deputy Executive Director/Field Service Agent
(254) 297-1112
School Finance Analyst
(254) 297-1120
Director/Field Service Agent
(254) 297-1204
School Finance Agent
(254) 297-1117
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