• About Our Office
    Administrator:    Karen Garibaldi
    Director of Accounting
    Office: 333 South Beaudry Avenue, 26th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Phone: 213-241-7988
    Fax I: 213-241-4810
    Fax II:213-241-4600
    Email: accounting-info@lausd.net

Branch Overview

  • Developer Fee


    The Developer Fee Program Office (DFPO) staff collects District developer fees on residential and commercial/industrial development projects that are within the District boundaries and outside the City of Los Angeles. The DFPO staff performs specialized accounting and statistical reporting for the Developer Fee Program, and coordinates inter-agency collection requirements with staff from the City of Los Angeles. Office staff also 1) provides general and/or technical information relating to the developer fee program to various departments of Building and Safety staff, to developer/owners, and to other interested individuals, 2) processes waivers to developer/owners based on approved exemption criteria, and 3) processes developer fee refunds.

    Mandated Cost

    The Mandated Cost Unit is responsible for filing and monitoring mandated cost claims.

    Internal Controls
    Reviews internal controls of the division to ensure District assets are safeguarded.  Analyzes District policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

    Audit Facilitation

    Serves as audit coordinator and facilitator for the District for the independent audit of District books as well as preparation and publication of the Comprehensive Financial Annual Report (CAFR).


    Reconciles Cash In County Treasury and other accounts as well as resolves account balances of Funds between SAP and PeopleSoft. Analyzes, identifies and reconciles payroll expenditures generated from Human Resource, Budget, Time, Payroll and Finance systems.

    Division Support

    Assists other branches with training, communication, documentations, resources, division calendar, and warrant distribution. Reviews and updates District bulletins, reference guides, and memos. 

    Student Body Finance Support

    Administrative supervision, management, and of student body financial activities, and for providing technical supervision, training, and technical evaluation of Financial Managers and School Administrative Assistants with regard to student body activities.