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The Ohio House of Representatives is recognizing Oakwood Schools for receiving a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
“The Oakwood School District has certainly proven itself fiscally responsible, and through its unfaltering commitment, it has earned the respect and appreciation of many. We are proud to note that it is through the efforts of such exceptional public employees as all those associated with the district that the State of Ohio continues to prosper and remains a fine place in which to live and work,” reads the proclamation sponsored by State Rep. Jim Butler (41st District).
The Certificate of Achievement, the GFOA’s highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, is for the District’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the 2018 fiscal year.
Oakwood Schools is being recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement, the group’s highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, is for the District’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the 2018 fiscal year.
An impartial panel of experts judged the CAFR to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure,” clearly communicating Oakwood Schools’ financial story to its stakeholders.
“This recognition affirms our district’s intent to keep open lines of communication with our community. We never take for granted our community’s trust and will continue to provide information in a clear and useful way so stakeholders can be informed and engaged in our process,” Board of Education President Todd Duwel said.
Oakwood Schools’ has consistently received national recognition for its financial reporting for more than 20 years.
“We are pleased to add another year of recognition to decades of transparent and effective financial reporting as defined by this award. Oakwood Schools has been well represented by past Treasurer Kevin Philo and assistant treasurer Kevin Burr in meeting the requirements of sound reporting by governmental entities,” Treasurer Dan Schall said.
Dan Schall has more than 25 years in corporate and public finance and demonstrated success as a school Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer. He has documented success leading highly qualified finance teams in developing, implementing and managing complex and creative financial solutions for multiple school districts and organizations.
Dan and his team have success in creative and compliant approaches, providing the infrastructure needed to get things accomplished for educators. Dan graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelors Degree in Finance and from the Ohio State University with an Executive MBA.
Recognizing that education lays the foundation for real progress and enriched lives, Dan co-founded a shared service model to reduce the cost of school business and to promote education systems that are diverse and effective at lifting students to the next level.
By drawing from his background in systems, resource management and infrastructure, Dan aims to help improve the educational system and offer greater opportunity for educators and students.
Dan has a collaborative, solution based philosophy stemming from his experience in both the public and private sectors, where he gained applied experience in organizational management, communications, and finance.
While working for top executives at NCR, he provided corporate communication, global financial analysis and forecasting/planning for multiple corporate reorganizations. At Eaton Aeroquip’s Van Wert office, he navigated tax code, accounting structure and timing initiatives designed to improve productivity. Added to a diverse private background, Dan has nearly 20 years of school Treasurer experience, serving as Chief Financial Officer to public schools (ranging from 600 students to 8,000 students), providing strategic oversight, financial management and creative solutions to school funding.
The diverse experience helps Dan understand multiple stakeholders and empower our educators while keeping the district compliant.
The Oakwood School’s Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a volunteer group of Oakwood residents who meet monthly to review the finances and business operations of the school district. The Council was formed more than 25 years ago, long before the state required it. Members are appointed by the Board of Education.
More information can be found on the Business Advisory Council page.