Department of Finance

Department of Finance

Executive Summary

The school district’s Finance department is the principal custodian of public funds earmarked by the CNMI central government. 
It has a primary task of managing funds that it receives to ensure that they are sufficiently and equitably made available to the Public School System’s largest stakeholder – the over 10,000 public elementary, middle, and high school students – and the over a thousand teaching and non-teaching personnel of the school district.
Guided by its strong, high-level accountability, transparent reporting system and led and managed by a team of highly qualified and trained finance and accounting professionals, the Finance department has successfully managed local dollars with its strict implementation, compliance, and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
With the amount of workload, the Finance department has maintained a strong service skill level, directly working on the needs and services of employees, schools, programs and departments, and the community as a whole with its timely processing of payroll, accounts payable and other accounting transactions required of the department.

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance are the following areas:

Procurement and Supply                    Payroll                                     Treasury
Travel                                                  Accounts Payable


New ERP System

The CNMI Public School System (PSS) is implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that will provide better services to all our customers

The Munis software system, a powerful technology-based accounting system that integrates finance, payroll, human resources, purchasing, and fixed assets will be implemented by end of 2023. The implementation of a leading-edge accounting system is designed to ensure that PSS operates in the most efficient way and, at the same time, it is able to maintain accurate records of all of the school district’s financial activities to continually meet both local and federal regulations.

The PSS vendor self service is online. We encourage vendors to register at:
Registering will help ensure that vendors receive new orders AND payments in a timely manner. In addition, once registered, vendors will have access to a variety of purchase order and payment activity records. 
All current vendors had been pre-registered and assigned the vendor number.  It is the responsibility of all vendors who wish to continue to do business with PSS to register online. Please be aware, vendors that do not register and verify their information, including uploading a W-9 form to their profile, by December 15, 2023 may experience delays in the processing of invoices.

Please email us at for any inquiries.