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Christopher J. Mullins
Christopher Mullins
Business Administrator

 


 
Graduated The University of Scranton in 1994 with a BS in Accounting.  Mr. Mullins worked for a regional accounting firm from September 1994 until November of 1998, passing the CPA exam in 1996.  Mr. Mullins was first employed in school business, as the assistant school business administrator for the Long Branch School District, an Abbott District.  Employed as a School Business Administrator since 1999 starting in the Pleasantville School District then moving to the Robbinsville School District in Mercer County where he was involved with the opening of the Robbinsville High School which resulted in the conversion of the District from a K-8 to a K-12 model.  Mr. Mullins has been the School Business Administrator in Hazlet Township since July of 2005.

Mr. Mullins serves as the treasurer of school monies for the Avon and Pinelands Regional School Districts.  Mr. Mullins currently serves as the School Business Administrator for the Highlands Elementary School and Bayshore Jointure Commission through a shared service arrangement between the Districts.  He also served as the School Business Administrator for the non-operating School District of Sea Bright until it was merged with Oceanport by the NJ Department of Education in June of 2008.

Mr. Mullins has served on numerous county and state committees, including the NJASBO representative to NJSIAA.  He has presented at the NJASBO and NJSBA annual conferences.  Mr. Mullins has mentored numerous new business administrators as they enter the education field. Mr. Mullins currently serves as the treasurer of the Hazlet Township Rotary Club and the President for the Monmouth County Association of School Business Officials.

Email Address: cmullins@hazlet.org

Secretarial Information:
Joy Derechailo
jderechailo@hazlet.org
732-264-8402 ext. 1109
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
As the school business administrator or chief financial officer of the district Mr. Mullins is responsible to perform duties at the district level in the areas of financial budget planning and administration, financial accounting and reporting, insurance/risk administration, purchasing, payroll and health benefits, investment management, facilities planning, construction and maintenance, personnel administration, administration of transportation, food services, technology and security.
 
FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
 

School Business Officials facilitate efficient operations so that more resources may be invested in educational programs. A few examples may include:

  • A trained School Business Official carefully managing a district's cash flow can maximize return on investments (even during periods of low rates of return) and manage the timing of expenditures to use available resources more efficiently.
  • By effectively monitoring budgeted expenditures, the School Business Official can quickly identify potential savings and reallocate them to other needed areas rather than waiting until the next budgeting cycle begins.
  • By analyzing business operations throughout the organization, the School Business Official can identify and implement strategies which reduce the cost and the time necessary to complete ordinary business tasks such as payroll management, the processing of purchase orders and the payment of bills and other administrative functions while continuing to meet requirements for auditing and reporting.
  • School Business Officials across the state have developed and shared other strategies for cost savings in a variety of activities, resulting in economies in areas such as insurance, construction management, transportation, food service and other areas.
ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS
 
 

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

 

This link will provide resouces on school financing from the Department of Education

 

http://www.nj.gov/education/finance/

 

ASSOCIATIONS
 
New Jersey Association of School Business Officials -- www.njasbo.com
Monmouth County Association of School Business Officials -- www.mcasbo.org

Association of School Business Officials --   http://www.asbointl.org/