SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
SCHOOL BOARD SECRETARY
Graduated Walden University in 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Graduated St. John’s University in 1987 with a BS Degree in Finance. Ms. Petrino worked as a Banking Officer in International Banking from 1984 until 1991; as a Foreign Exchange Trader from 1991 until 1995 and as a Project Manager / Business Analyst in the Brokerage Industry from 1995-2002.
After staying at home to raise her daughters Ms. Petrino returned to the workforce. She began her tenure in Hazlet Township Public Schools as the district’s paymaster in 2009. Ms. Petrino was promoted to bookkeeper in 2013 and in 2017 was promoted to Assistant Business Administrator.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
732-264-8402 ext. 1109
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As the school business administrator or chief financial officer of the district Ms. Petrino 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.
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