I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the results of our decision to
contract the services of ADI Business Solutions.
After having run our own fiscal accountability for many years we found ourselves in a situation where we felt we could improve our educational mission by contracting out our fiscal accountability to a business that specialized and as such had the expertise to meet the demands required by the ADE. Specifically ADI supports this by:
Working with director to prepare budgets
Proposed and adopted
Uploading budgets to ADE
Preparing the AFR.
Payables with complete monitoring and reports. including Board approval sheets.
Grant preparation and grant management.
Audit review/ preparation, direct onsite work with auditors during audit.
We recently went through the best audit we have had in the 14 year history of the school. Their fees are very competitive and they are served by a professional staff. It is contracting a service and knowing that this very important aspect of running a schoo. Compliance with ADE is being taken care of by these professionals who are dedicated to the specifics as they relate to education and not just accounting in general.
I am completely pleased with the services und outcomes that ADI has provided to Mexicayotl Academy and recommend them without reservation. For any questions or clarification please do not hesitate to call.
Baltazar Garcia, Director, Mexicayotl Academy
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Working with Claudina and ADI has been such a support to the business side of ACCLAIM. She has helped
us through situations such as how do we keep payroll and AP going after losing our office manager, finding
someone to help us with open meeting law, changing financial institutions, finding additional funding
through grants, getting a bond to build our own facility after leasing for 10 years, the myriad of hoops we've
had to jump through related to the bond, and other legal issues. She's always there with a smile and
willingness to help. Her years of experience with school finance give her a broad background on which to
draw from and the variety of questions charter operators have about financial issues. And if she doesn't know the
answer, she'll find someone who does. The ADI staff is efficient, flexible, helpful, and always take the time
to answer our questions. If you're looking for someone to do or assist with the business side of your school, I
highly recommend ADI!
Melanie Powers, ACCLAIM
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I am happy to provide a reference for the ADI Business Solutions, a business service provider that Wildcat School has worked with for over seven years. I have worked personally with Mrs. Claudina Douglas for the past three years and find her to be a respectable business agent who runs her firm with integrity and skill.
ADI oversees our payroll services, cash flow reports, monthly financial statements, budgets, grants management and our accounts payable processing. ADI prepares our annual financial reports in accordance to state and federal guidelines and keeps me abreast of any regulatory changes by the IRS, ADE or Charter Board.
From setting up Wildcat School to dealing with employee issues, ADI Business Solutions has always been dependable, straightforward and honest. Business fees can be quite expensive, but ADI has always been forthright with costs and hours billed, and they've even worked with me on payment arrangements. I'm happy to recommend them to anyone seeking business and financial services.
Should you have further questions or concerns please call me at 520-256-2843.
Lina Susee, Director, Wildcat School
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It is my privilege to write a letter of recommendation or testimonial on behalf of ADI Business Solutions. I have been associated with several local charter school boards serving as the president of the board at two schools: Successful Beginnings Charter School and Northern Arizona Academy. I have also served as a public school administrator retiring after thirty plus years in Arizona’s educational arena.
Successful Beginnings was a new charter school for which I helped write the charter, curriculum and policies. The owner/director of the school was not experienced in charter school finances. She contacted Claudina Douglas, Chief Executive Officer of ADI Business Solutions. After meeting with Ms. Douglas, the board decided to enter into a contract with her to conduct the full financial affairs of the school. This was one of the best decisions we made!
In fact, after watching how ADI operated with such a high level of professionalism, I suggested their services to the second school where I had served as board president for more than seven years. This school, NAA, serves multiple campuses, has several administrators and other office personnel. Upon seeking bids from several companies such as ADI, the board accepted the bid from ADI. It was significantly lower and offered more services. We were able to replace two central office staff and save the school considerable money in the process.
We have found ADI to have the skills necessary to lead us through multiple audits with clean slates. Their background in charter schools, Arizona public school finances, legal issues, etc. has been invaluable to us. I heartily endorse ADI and Claudina Douglas for your serious consideration. You will be pleased with your decision to bring her aboard.
Dr. Norm Ehmke, Successful Beginnings Charter School
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