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Hutaibat, Khaled; Alhatabat, Zaidoon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this empirical study was to explore the extent and the determinants of management accounting practices' (MAPs) adoption in UK universities. In this vein, the current study serves as a 'stock-take', first reference study for future studies investigating the effects and impact of HE funding changes on accounting systems and practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, School Accounting, Universities
Mirk, Paula – Independent School, 2012
Bob Newsome was thrilled to land the job as head of Whitecastle Country Day--a small K-12 school with a solid reputation in the area. He worked hard to learn as much as possible about the school in advance of his start date. He spent time with faculty and staff, and made an effort to overlap frequently with Andrew Reynolds, the long-serving,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Budgets, Trustees
Wood, Jo Nell; Lea, Dennis – School Business Affairs, 2012
The leadership role of the school business official has changed during the past two centuries. Initially, a lay board oversaw the area of school business. That responsibility then moved to selectmen of the town and later to a committee of men. In 1910, the role of school business official was formalized with the establishment of the National…
Descriptors: Leadership, School Business Officials, School Accounting, Leadership Role
Gillen, Andrew; Denhart, Matthew; Robe, Jonathan – Center for College Affordability and Productivity (NJ1), 2011
Conventional wisdom holds that colleges and universities heavily subsidize their students. This assertion seems correct, given that total spending per student is almost always in excess of per student tuition payments. However, as the authors show in this report, the conventional wisdom is wrong because it inappropriately compares only one revenue…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Grants, Expenditure per Student, Program Costs
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Swift, Lynette – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2012
This paper reviews and examines approaches to determining the financial viability of academic programmes as a critical component of assessing a programme's overall sustainability. Key to assessing the financial viability of a programme is understanding the teaching activities required to deliver the programme and the cost of those activities. A…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Learning Activities
Okrzesik, Daryl J.; Nuehring, Bert G. – School Business Affairs, 2011
Internal accounts offer schools a faster, more convenient way to handle the income and expenses that result from student fees, school clubs and organizations, field trips, fund-raising, and similar activities. But this convenience also incurs the added risk of fraud. Fortunately, there are proven ways to strengthen internal controls and reduce…
Descriptors: Accounting, School Accounting, Financial Audits, Finance Reform
Aase, Ben – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
As schools are in the business of educating students, academic performance should be the primary outcome by which a charter school is evaluated. But a charter school cannot provide students with a good education if it cannot meet payroll, afford to keep the lights on in the building, or worse yet, improperly uses public funds that should be spent…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Educational Finance, Financial Audits
Arsen, David; Mason, Mary L. – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2012
Michigan's Local Government and School District Accountability Act of 2011 empowers the governor to appoint emergency managers (EMs) in financially-troubled school districts. EMs assume all powers of the superintendent and school board. They can reshape academic programs, nullify labor contracts, and open and close schools. This paper analyzes the…
Descriptors: Accountability, School Districts, State Action, State Legislation
School Business Affairs, 2010
This article takes a look at the early years of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and discusses how the organization was developed. To be successful, organizations must evolve, adapting to the changes in the profession and, thus, the changing needs of their members--and that is just what this fledgling group did.…
Descriptors: School Accounting, School Business Officials, Governance, Group Membership
Chawla, Deepika; Forbes, Phyllis – Online Submission, 2010
Increasing accountability and efficiency in the use of public and out-of-pocket financing in education are critical to realizing the maximum impact of the meager allocations to education in most developing countries. While broad estimates and numbers are routinely collected by most national ministries and state departments of education, the lack…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Audits (Verification), Educational Finance, Educational Change
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Christopher, Joe – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2012
This study draws on the multi-theoretical approach to governance and the views of university chief executive officers (CEOs) to examine the extent to which internal auditing as a control mechanism is adopted in Australian public universities under an environment of change management. The findings highlight negative consequences of change and their…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Theory Practice Relationship, College Administration, Foreign Countries
Scholes, Marcus – School Business Affairs, 2009
Times are tough for everyone, including public school districts. During the past decade, school districts have faced the dual challenges of tightening budgets and increasing fiscal responsibility and oversight. Many school districts have found a way to manage their assets, reduce staff requirements, increase accountability, and save money on…
Descriptors: School Districts, Accountability, Public Schools, Documentation
Schoenberg, Doug – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2008
A child care center's financial health depends on collecting and processing payments. It is one of the most time-consuming and unpleasant administrative tasks. Fortunately, it's an area where the smart use of technology can provide dramatic benefits. This article discusses various tools and technologies that can be used by child care centers to…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, School Accounting, Income, Fees
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Pittman, James; Wilhelm, Kevin – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Financial accounting methods fall short of fully accounting for the relative sustainability of college and university operations. Management of social, environmental, and economic performance will be aided by changes to and new developments in financial accounting practices to complement other indicators of sustainability.
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Audits (Verification), Accountability, School Accounting
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Lucas, Ursula; Mladenovic, Rosina – London Review of Education, 2007
This paper explores the notion of a "threshold concept" and discusses its possible implications for higher education research and practice. Using the case of introductory accounting as an illustration, it is argued that the idea of a threshold concept provides an emerging theoretical framework for a "re-view" of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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