Sonoma County Office of Education

External Finance & Payroll

External Payroll & Finance processes payroll, vendor warrants, and deposits for SCOE and districts/charters using SCOE's financial system; conducts PERS, STRS, W2 and 1099 reporting, and manages payroll tax payments. This department balances cash for the Schools Fund as well as allocations of state and federal apportionments, and is the liaison with the County of Sonoma Treasury. Workshops are held to inform districts and charters of retirement laws, reporting requirements and business procedures.

Christy Arend
Christy Arend
Director External Payroll & Finance
(707) 534-2656


Questions may be directed to:

  • Jing Liu
  • Sarah Graves, County Materials Clerk
  • Bonnie Brown, Admin Operations Specialist
  • Christy Arend, Director, External Payroll & Finance
  • Thuan Pham, Accounting Analyst
    (707) 524-2636,
  • Janelle Sarsfield, Accounting Analyst
    (707) 524-2649,
  • Allison Britton, Retirement Analyst
  • Scott Greenwood, Accounting Technician II
    (707) 524-2612,
  • Maria Aguayo, PERS Retirement Analyst
    (707) 524-2655,