RPS CFO Earns Certification

RPS CFO Earns Certification
Posted on 11/20/2019
RPS CFO Earns Certification

Kindra Atkinson, CFO of Rolla Public Schools Earns North American School Finance and Operations Credential

November 20, 2019 (Rolla, MO, Rolla Public Schools) – Kindra K. Atkinson, SFO, Chief Financial Officer with Rolla Public Schools, Rolla, MO, was recently awarded the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) certification by the Association for School Business Officials International (ASBO International). Only 18 other school finance officials in the state of Missouri have earned this certification.

The SFO designation is granted to highly qualified school business professionals who fulfill multiple requirements, including demonstrating certification eligibility (through work experience and education); passing a comprehensive competency-based exam that covers tasks, knowledge, and skills of school business management; and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct. School business officials who have earned the SFO certification commit to ongoing professional development by undergoing recertification every three years.

Mrs. Atkinson has worked for the Rolla Public School District since 2012, where she began her career in school finance as the Support Staff Payroll Officer. She later took on the position of Certificated Staff Payroll Officer and initiated several special projects under the mentorship of the Director of Finance. Mrs. Atkinson was named the Chief Financial Officer for Rolla Public Schools in July of 2017.

About ASBO International
The Association of School Business Officials International (www.asbointl.org) is a global professional association of more than 5,000 school business management professionals who are responsible for financial decisions in K–12 school districts, community colleges, universities, and state departments of education. Founded in 1910, it sets the standard for accountability, transparency, and integrity in school business management practices and provides professional growth opportunities and certification to advance the profession. ASBO International is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, 25 miles west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.asbointl.org