Melanie Lanier, a staff accountant with the Rutherford County Schools Budget & Finance Department, recently completed the State of Tennessee’s Certified County Finance Officer Program.
Lanier is the first Rutherford County employee to complete this education program and pass the certification exams. The RCS Board of Education on Jan. 30 honored Lanier for her accomplishment.
The Comptroller of the Treasury and the University of Tennessee’s County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) have developed the certification program that provides county financial officers an opportunity to learn about updated accounting and financial reporting principles.
CTAS administers the educational program and testing to achieve the CCFO designation.