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Miscellaneous accounting resources

These resources are intended to help state agencies develop administrative and accounting policies and procedures at a more detailed level and fulfill miscellaneous requirements in the State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM).

The considerations and guidelines presented below may or may not apply to each agency's specific needs or meet each agency's specific legislative authorities:

Certificates of Participation (COPs)

These resources help state agencies fulfill certificate of participation accounting and reporting requirements in Chapter 80 and Chapter 85 in the State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM).

Administrative & accounting resources

These resources are intended as guidelines to help state agencies fulfill policy and procedure requirements in the State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM). Agencies are encouraged to customize these resources to develop approaches that address their individual needs.

Federal

These resources help state agencies fulfill federal compliance, monitoring and reporting requirements in Chapter 50 and Chapter 95 of the State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM).

We invite agencies that have developed federal monitoring and reporting aids to share these with other agencies.

Internal control

These resources help state agencies fulfill internal control requirements in Chapter 20 of the State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM).

State grants management

In October 2011, the State Auditor’s Office (SAO) released their audit report on state grants. Based on the results of the audit, SAO recommended that the Office of Financial Management (OFM) develop a clear definition of state grants and provide guidance on grants management to help ensure consistency across state agencies.

Open Checkbook

Transparency is fundamental to accountability. Most states, including Washington, have transparency websites. Washington's transparency website (fiscal.wa.gov) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Financial Management and the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.

Chart of Accounts Project

The goal of the Chart of Accounts (COA) project is to create a centrally governed and consistent COA to be used in the state’s new ERP system.

Data access

Data Access
The Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS) generates large volumes of data. Agencies routinely access this data through Enterprise Reporting Standard Reports (ER) and Web Intelligence (Webi). To be as transparent as possible, while also addressing the security of the AFRS data, we have sponsored an ER Security Revision Project with the overall goals to allow agencies to continue to conduct their business efficiently and timely and be sure data is secure.

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