Financial Services

Finger on calculator signifying Financial Services

Financial Services handles activities concerned with the fiscal operations of Natomas Unified School District. These activities include budget development and management, purchasing, receiving and disbursing, financial and property accounting, payroll, employee benefits, inventory control, internal auditing, and managing funds.

Accounts Payable
The accounts payable department is responsible for processing payment information. Invoice payments, buy-outs, conference requests, and monthly mileage/expense claims are paid by an Accounting Technician. Any packing slips, invoices, or contracts for these types of expenses must be signed/approved and then forwarded to the Accounts Payable department.

Purchasing provides assistance to the District in the areas of procurement, sourcing and problem resolution. It is our goal is to provide professional, courteous, efficient procurement of goods and services for the school district, as needed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the district, and to accord prompt and courteous treatment to suppliers.

Employee Benefits
The Payroll and Benefits Technicians in the Financial Services Department processes health and welfare benefits. This includes medical, dental and vision services.

Payroll and Benefits is responsible for processing accurate and timely paychecks. Besides processing paychecks, and making changes to direct deposits and taxes, Payroll is also responsible for retirement reporting and employee absence and leave tracking. The Payroll and Benefits Technicians process health and welfare benefits adds, changes, and removals, this includes medical, dental and vision services as well as other employee chosen benefits. They are also responsible for Retiree and Cobra health and welfare enrollments.

Associated Student Body (ASB)
The ASB department is responsible for assisting and processing payment information, checks, and deposits for unorganized ASBs (elementary and K8 schools). They review and audit transactions and bank reconciliations from all school site ASBs-, including the organized ASBs (Middle and High School). The ASB team performs on and offsite quarterly audits for each site to ensure that the FCMAT processes are used. ASB follows the same cash handling procedures as the District.

Department Contacts

General Department Inquiries: (916) 567-5400

Mehdi Tazi, Accounting and Budget Director
Kelly Watermolen, Coordinator III
Elaine Light
, Accounting and Budget Analyst
May Saechao, Accounting and Budget Analyst
Alana Bristow, Accounting and Budget Analyst
Pauline Lopez, Purchasing Coordinator
Anastasia Aguilar, Accounting Technician III, ASB
Robin Fleshman, Accounting Technician I
Sharan PannuPayroll/Benefits Technician
Lily Sheehan, Payroll/Benefits Technician
Shelly Ram, Payroll/Benefits Technician
Niki Childers, Payroll/Benefits Technician