The Kern Superintendent of Schools Administration and Finance Division is the accounting link to the county’s 47 school districts. It makes sure districts comply with complex budgetary and state reporting requirements. It monitors each district’s budget, processing warrants and checks for the majority and performs audits making sure sufficient funds are deposited for payroll and commercial obligations. Administration and Finance also oversees and maintains retirement accounts for the county’s public school employees and provides computerized access to centralized financial records for districts. The division collects the funds and pays the bills for the superintendent’s office, while maintaining complex budgets and overseeing purchasing procedures.