• School Business Advisory Services

About our Services

  • School Business Advisory Services (SBAS) is the External Business Services Department for SBCEO serving Santa Barbara County’s 20 K-12 school districts as well as district-sponsored charter schools and the local community colleges. The mission of SBAS is to promote sound financial management practices through fiscal monitoring, analysis, and consultation to fulfill our state-mandated oversight responsibilities. 

    We provide financial oversight as well as quality advisory services and support to school business officials. Our staff reviews budgets, LCAPs, collective bargaining agreements, and other financial documents to promote fiscal solvency. We also work with external local, state, and federal agencies to deliver prompt, accurate payroll tax and retirement reporting, accounts payable auditing and processing, general ledger management, and financial system technical support.