To provide clients with an ethical and cost-effective means for maximizing revenues by making the most efficient use of resources available to their business office and special education operations.


Business Operation Services


Not surprisingly, what strains a school district's resources is no different than what strains all of our lives:  the unproductive use of time.  That's why our focus is on better time management of school business and financial affairs.


We start with a candid assessment of your back office operations.  How can the employees in your business office work smarter?  While there are no easy answers, there are tried and true strategies – chief among them is the development of comprehensive policies and procedures.



Business Office Operations


Contact:    Aimee Skiff, President - Ext 23



Management Advisory Group (MAG) of NY provides many services to your school district business office, all aimed toward increased efficiency and accuracy.


These services include:


  • Payroll processing
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts Payable
  • Cash Receipts/Accounts Receivable
  • Federal and State reporting, such as the ST-3 and supplemental schedules
  • Full accounting services for all funds and comptrollership activities


* SSAE 16 Type II Audit completed September 2012


Business Office Consulting


Contact:    Aimee Skiff, President - Ext 23



Other invaluable “bottom line” services are:


  • Cash flow analysis for investment purposes
  • Fund balance projections
  • Budget development and control
  • Tuition billing


MAG consultants can not only show your staff how to run the business office more efficiently, but in doing so, can raise the confidence of your employees so they are more committed to meet critical deadlines.


Internal Audit Services


Contact:    Aimee Skiff, President - Ext 23



To comply with recently enacted NYS law, the professional audit staff at MAG can review financial policies and procedures, evaluate risk factors, perform a risk assessment, and prioritize areas of interest based on assessment results.  Not only will we test internal controls on all business function areas, but we will also make recommendations for strengthening any weaknesses found, monitor remediation, and report annually to the Board of Education.


Organizational Studies


Contact:    Aimee Skiff, President - Ext 23



Customized to the individual needs of each district, MAG professionals have performed dozens of studies: building level and district-wide staffing analyses, efficiency studies of business operations, transportation, attendance, special education, operations and maintenance, school lunch, and pupil personnel services.  We review district organizational structure, lines of authority, communications, use of technology, and delivery of services; then provide written recommendations for improvement.


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