Accounting Services operates the statewide MAIN accounting system to pay vendors for goods and services; MDE staff for travel (including maintenance of records for state permanently assigned vehicles); and other state agencies for services provided. This section provides analysis of projected spending versus budgeted amounts to MDE operating units and offers assistance to units with financial concerns. Staff close accounting books and records in accordance with Department of Management & Budget procedures. They maintain federally approved cost allocation plans for various MDE offices and perform detailed monthly cost allocations. All accounting entries are performed on a continuing basis in accordance with professional accounting standards.
Purchasing and records retention and disposal are also directed through Department Accounting Services. MDE employees are provided training in all aspects of purchasing, using the SIGMA Financial accounting system and the purchasing card.
Department Accounting Services staff includes:
Rose Zuker, Assistant Director, OFM
Jane Schmitt, Departmental Analyst
Ruth Thole, Buyer
Kerri Kulas, Financial Analyst
Tricia Hurst, Accounting Technician
Lysandra Lang, Accounting Specialist
Daniel Kinde, Storekeeper
Brandon Reed, Accounting Manager
Becki Gresh, Accountant
Amy Schmitt, Accounting Technician
James Shilling, Facilities Department Manager
Jodi Woodman, Financial Analyst
Ann Mazurek, Accounting Manager