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Petty Cash Accounts Procedure Manual Finance Department Budgets/Student Financial Activities Division.

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1 Petty Cash Accounts Procedure Manual Finance Department Budgets/Student Financial Activities Division

2 1 Petty Cash Overview Checking Account Policies

3 2 Petty Cash Overview  The petty cash system is not intended to replace the purchase order process.  The petty cash process is intended to provide expediency to the school location for emergency purchases only.  Refer to Appendix A for Board Policy

4 3 Petty Cash Overview  In order to issue a petty cash check, you must first have the available funds in your student activity accounts. Fund #Description 018 Principal's Fund (Includes Teachers’ Vending, SPO & Donations) 200Student Managed Fund 300Athletics 0185Scholarships

5 4 New Procedures Effective in

6 5 NEW PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE IN  Each school is allowed a maximum of 3 checks per semester to be used for emergencies only.  All other pre-established limits and guidelines set by the Chief Financial Officer must be followed.  All checks written after the 3 rd check in any one semester must be approved by the Budgets/SFA office.

7 6 NEW PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE IN (Cont’d)  A Request for Petty Cash Check Approval form must be submitted to the Budgets/SFA office for all checks after the 3 rd check of each semester.  If a check is written after the 3 rd check without approval, the school will lose their check writing privileges and the checkbook will be confiscated immediately.

8 7 NEW PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE IN (Cont’d)  A Request for Petty Cash Check Approval form will only be approved by the Budgets/SFA office for school emergencies and scholarships.  Refer to Appendix B for Request for Petty Cash Check Approval form

9 8 Petty Cash Procedures Signature Cards

10 9  A Signature Card must be signed by each principal and be on file at Key Bank. All signature cards must be returned to the Budgets/ SFA office. Do not return signature cards to Key Bank branches.  All new principals including principals assigned to a new school must sign a new signature card. (Refer to Appendix E for new signature card form and Appendix F for change of signer request form)  Principals who remain at the same school do not have to sign a new signature card each year.

11 10 Petty Cash Procedures Checkbooks

12 11 Checkbooks  Checks will be ordered by the Budgets/SFA Office.  your analyst to order additional checks before you run completely out. It takes 2-3 weeks for delivery.  A check cannot be written from the school’s checkbook until there is a signature card on file at Key Bank with the current signer’s signature.

13 12 Petty Cash Procedures Petty Cash Dollar Limits

14 13 Petty Cash Balance Requirements In order to receive a petty cash checkbook your school must have a minimum student activity fund balance of $1,500. This includes all student activity funds 018,200,300 & 0185.

15 14 Petty Cash Checking Account Limits Pre-K - 5 Elementary Schools K-8 SchoolsHigh Schools $1,000$2,500$5,000

16 15 Individual Check Limit  You must complete a Request for a Petty Cash Check Approval form if the check is more than the established limits for your school. Pre-K - 5 Elementary Schools K-8 SchoolsHigh Schools $250$350$500

17 16 Petty Cash Procedures Reimbursement Process

18 17 Petty Cash Reimbursement Process  Each check must be accompanied by a pay-out voucher form and a receipt.  Pay-Out voucher forms must include a justification for the purchase.  Attach receipts/invoice to the pay-out form.  Refer to Appendix C for the pay-out voucher form.

19 18 Petty Cash Reimbursement Process Continued  Complete a reimbursement form. ( Refer to Appendix D for the Petty Cash Reimbursement form)  Receipts/Invoices must equal the total amount of checks written. Total Reimbursement = Petty Cash Start-Up – Remaining Balance

20 19 Petty Cash Reimbursement Deadlines  Reimbursements must be submitted at the end of each semester.  1 st Reimbursement due on: Jan. 30, 2009  Final Reimbursement due on: June 5, 2009

21 20 Petty Cash Procedures Do’s & Don’ts

22 21 Important Do’s  Adhere to the 3 check per semester limit policy without prior approval of Budgets/SFA Office  A Request For Petty Cash Check form must be approved by the Budgets/SFA Office after the 3 rd check is written in any one semester.  Checks must be signed by the principal or principal’s designee. Designee’s signature must be on file at KeyBank as well.

23 22 Important Do’s (Continued)  All receipts/deposits are to be turned in as collected and deposited only into the board account # Every school must use the coded deposit tickets only.  Submit monthly reports to the Budgets/SFA Office by the 3 rd business day of each month for the previous month.  Always use the coded deposit tickets with the correct fund numbers when making deposits.

24 23 Important Do’s (Continued)  All major purchases should be paid by a purchase order or a direct pay if under $  Turn in all Sam’s Club cards at the end of the school year

25 24 Important Don’ts  Do not make cash payments  Do not make deposits in the petty cash checking account  Secretaries are never to sign checks  Do not hold money in safe for more than 24 hours  Do not pay or reimburse sales tax

26 25 Important Don'ts (Continued)  Do not write a check without a receipt  Do not make a check payable to yourself or any other signer. You must be reimbursed with a P.O. or direct pay  Do not issue a check if it is not an emergency (Issue a P.O.)  Do not write a check if you don’t have the available funds in your petty cash account  Do not write a check to an individual (including employees) for services rendered. This would include DJ’s, caterers, or any other professional.

27 26 Important Don’ts (Continued)  Do not write a check over the check writing limit without the approval of the Budgets/SFA Office  Do not write more than 3 checks per semester without the prior approval of the Budgets/SFA Office  Do not call in vendor orders  Do not purchase anything that is not directly related to the students

28 27 4 Ways to Lose Your Checkbook  If checking account is overdrawn  If monthly reports are not received by the 3 rd business day of each month for two consecutive months  Writing checks over the stated limits without approval  Writing more than the 3 checks in one semester without the approval of the Budgets/SFA Office

29 28 Petty Cash Appendix  Appendix A - Board Policy  Appendix B - Request for Petty Cash Check  Appendix C - Sample Pay-Out Voucher  Appendix D - Petty Cash Reimbursement  Appendix E - Signature Card for New Accounts  Appendix F - Signature Card for Change of Signer

30 29 Appendix A: Board Policy

31 30 Appendix B: Request for Petty Cash Check Approval

32 31 Appendix C: Sample Pay-Out

33 32 Appendix D: Petty Cash Reimbursement Form

34 33 Appendix E: New Account Signature Card

35 34 Appendix F: Signature Card Change of Signer Request


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