Welcome to Business and Finance
The purpose of the Office of Business and Finance is to provide leadership in the areas of financial management and related business services. Our goal is to promote a sound and effective business management environment which supports and advances the District's education mission and goals while promoting integrity, compliance, and continuous improvement in the financial records, student system and business practices as outlined by the South Carolina Department of Education. We strive for excellence to meet or exceed the expectations of the District Seven mission through continuous process improvement of our services and resources.
Over the last decade, the District's Business and Finance Department has received national distinction from the Government Finance Officers Association, with its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The GFOA certificate is the highest form of recognition in government accounting. Furthermore, the district has received international distinction as a recipient of the Certificate in Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International.
The District has strong financial performance, an AA credit rating, well-maintained reserves, and sound economic policies.
Certificate of Excellence
We often celebrate what happens inside the classroom to promote learning, but D7 also works hard behind the scenes to be excellent stewards of our resources. We are pleased to share District 7 has been recognized with two of the highest possible honors for financial reporting, demonstrating the district's financial integrity and dedication to transparency in sharing information above and beyond what is required. These awards are the Certificate of Excellence from the Government Finance Officers Association and the Certificate of Achievement from the Association of School Business Officials. We congratulate all who contribute to these outstanding levels of stewardship!
Please see our latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) below.