David McAdams, Executive Director of Accounting

David McAdams, Executive Director

A San Diego County native, David earned his degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and holds graduate degrees in Finance and Accounting. He spent the first eight years of his professional career in commercial banking and the next eight years as Chief Financial Officer of a small family-owned corporation involved in public and private construction projects.

In 1998, David was hired by the San Diego County Office of Education as the Business Manager for the Regional Occupational Programs. In 2008, he moved to the position of Executive Director of Finance and Accounting at San Marcos Unified School District. David enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Department Responsibilities

The Accounting and Payroll departments manage the District's budget, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, fixed assets and payroll activities. They develop, monitor and update all District program budgets and prepares all state and federal reports for general fund and categorical program activities. The office directly supports all District schools and departments. Finance and Accounting is also responsible for the successful preparation of District accounting records for the annual audit.

Department Goals

To provide accurate record keeping to assure that we maximize the District's assets and to operate in a manner that ensures compliance with all Local, State and Federal regulations that impact the financial status of the District. Our focus is to provide the Administration and the Governing Board with the most accurate and timely financial data to support educational decisions for the District's children. Our major areas of responsibility include: Budgeting, Payroll,Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Financial Analysis, Reporting and General Accounting.

Payroll Notices and Information

Payroll Check Availability

August 30, 2019

  • All Employee Payroll Checks (no direct deposit paystubs) will be available at the District Office Payroll Department on Friday August 30, 2019 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 
  • Direct Deposit Paystubs are only available ONLINE 

Address Change

If your address on your Payroll Warrant envelope is NOT your current address, please complete a Change in Personnel Payroll Records form, and submit it to Payroll.


403b, 457b, and Roth 403b investments are available to all district employees. To view a list of the district approved 403b vendors, click on the links below:


Accounting Staff Directory

Paystubs Online
Instructions and the link to view your paystub online

Direct Deposit Info
To sign up for Direct Deposit complete the form and send to the Payroll Department.

Other Payroll Links
For links to EDD, 403 (b), IRS, PERS, STRS, etc

2016 W-2 Info