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ERIC Number: EJ914650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
SFO Certification: Recognizing High Standards for Managers of School Business Operations Today
Statz, Bambi; Weber, Pam
School Business Affairs, v76 n6 p8-11 Jul-Aug 2010
These are challenging times for schools across the United States and Canada, and the ability of those providing the fiscal leadership of these multi-million dollar organizations has never been more critical. There is no better time to identify the specific skills and knowledge needed by those managing the business operations of schools today, and then recognize those who have taken the initiative to measure their own qualifications against these standards. Toward that end, ASBO is introducing a new, ground-breaking school business management certification program this fall: the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) program. This program, designed by and for school business officials, will provide a way for professionals to identify themselves as meeting the standards associated with the position. Certification will be available to practitioners throughout the United States and Canada. Qualifying to become a Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) will mean meeting the education and experience prerequisites while adhering to the prescribed code of conduct and successfully completing an exam. The certification program will help already strong practitioners demonstrate their knowledge and skills needed to do their jobs. Employers will also be able to show that the people they hire to assume these vital management positions have unique expertise and know-how to do the job, and that the interests of their constituents are being protected as a result. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States