The Columbia Public School District accountants are responsible for overseeing the District's accounting system and preparing the financial statements. The accountants ensure that transactions are recorded in a manner that facilitates the retrieval of financial information for reporting, as well as documenting compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and District policy.Additional financial information on the District's budget and annual report is available on the Financial Information page of this site.
The Columbia Public School District has a centralized accounts payable system, which processes payment of invoices for all District locations.
Columbia Public Schools
- Employees: Checks are issued to vendors on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Approved invoices must be received in Accounts Payable by noon on Monday (to be included in the Tuesday check run), or by noon on Wednesday (to be included in the Thursday check run). However, payments will be made as due, rather than immediately upon receipt. Checks are mailed the next business day following the day of issuance.
- Vendors: To ensure timely payments, mail original invoices referencing the purchase order number on the invoice to:
Accounts Payable1818 West Worley StreetColumbia, MO, 65203
Contact UsInvoices, StatementsSabrina GadboisAccounts Payable Bookkeeping ClerkPhone: (573) 214-3708 or 27408Deposits, Purchasing Cards, Scholarships, Vendor RecordsAlexia LaHueAccountantalahue@cpsk12.orgPhone: (573) 214-3706 or 27406Account Codes, Journal Entries, PR/PO problems/questions, PO's, ReportsMatt ArmsAccountantPhone: (573) 214-3705 or 27405ECA Accounts, Grants,Jeff ShockleyAccountantjshockley@cpsk12.orgPhone: (573) 214-3704 or 27401
Brian Benter, CPASenior AccountantPhone: (573) 214-3707 or 27407