LPS announces new Director of Accounting and Payroll

Lincoln Public Schools recently announced that Jess Jefferson will be the new Director of Accounting and Payroll. 

Jefferson currently serves as internal auditor and finance coordinator, a position she has held since 2015. In her current position she supports the director of accounting and payroll in compiling the annual financial report, and maintaining the computerized budget system. Jefferson also works with a team to assist in the development of budget presentation materials and documents for Board of Education work sessions and public hearings. She coordinates the district’s annual external audit by collaborating with multiple departments to facilitate a smooth process.

Jefferson started with LPS in 2014 as a budget secretary, and she earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul.

“Jess exemplifies teamwork in everything she does,” said Liz Standish, associate superintendent of Business Affairs for LPS. “In serving as the internal auditor and finance coordinator over the last seven years, Jess built a tremendous skill set and strong knowledge of the school district finances. She will be an extraordinary leader for the Accounting and Payroll Department.”

Jefferson will follow Kelli Ackerman, who is retiring from LPS June 30.

Published: May 18, 2022, Updated: May 18, 2022