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RCS Press Release: RCS Names Ellis Chief Financial Officer

January 15, 2019

Annie Ellis, current Assistant Finance Officer/Chief Finance Officer Interim for Rockingham County Schools, has been named Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for Rockingham County Schools.  As CFO, Ellis’ work involves formulating, coordinating, and directing all aspects of RCS financial planning and administration including development of comprehensive short-and long-range budgets. Ellis is responsible for directing the planning, receipt collection, disbursement andaccounting of RCS revenues and expenditures, managing the investment of RCS funds, and assisting the Superintendent, other cabinet members and directors in preparing the annual budget. She will direct a staff of professional, technical and clerical personnel responsible for compiling data for various reports required by oversight agencies, and assist outside auditors.

 Ellis holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. With over 13 years as a financial professional, Ellis began her career with KPMG Public Accounting. Prior to joining Rockingham County Schools’ Finance Team in 2011, Ellis worked in accounts payable for Caswell County Schools.

Ellis was appointed to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer in August of 2018, and succeeds Parker Turpin, who resigned. Ms. Ellis will begin her new role effective immediately.