Governance and Leadership

Afton provides advisory services state agencies and local school systems that strengthen financial governance and leadership. Our work includes stakeholder facilitation on funding equity and fiscal transparency matters that shape state and local policy. We also advise school systems on best practice financial governance and strategic CFO leadership.

Areas of Expertise

Governance and Leadership

State policy initiatives

Meaningful policy and systems change requires stakeholder input, buy-in, and ultimately ownership. Afton believes that engaging stakeholders in this work early and in an effectively organized way leads to better policy decisions and more efficient implementation. Afton’s unique combination of financial expertise and public sector experience enables us to provide effective stakeholder facilitation services that lead to state and local-level policy decisions.

Financial governance

Through Afton’s experiences with school systems across the country, we believe that board governance is highly related to a school system’s ability to achieve its mission. Financial governance is a core aspect of a school board’s work. Afton provides school system leadership teams and their boards with practical best practice tools and recommendations to strengthen their financial governance.

School finance cohort training and CFO mentoring

Afton provides one on one consultation with school system CFOs and facilitates cohorts of CFOs and school system leaders on financial matters. Our consultation and cohort work spans across every aspect of finance and accounting for school systems and connects to work to school system instructional priorities and operational matters.