Mark your calendars – we will be offering our Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System (BARS) Roundtables again this fall. The Roundtables are free, three-hour sessions that are open to all local governments.
This year, we will preview exciting new upcoming changes to the appearance and usability of the BARS Manual. Also on the agenda: upcoming Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements, discussions on accounting and reporting requirements for governments using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and cash basis of accounting, an update on the Local Government Financial Reporting System (LGFRS) and Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT), and other helpful new resources. The Roundtables will also include an open discussion to give governments the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on any upcoming changes.
Audit liaisons received an email from our Office in September to register for a Roundtable. A detailed agenda will be sent to registrants before the event. The cities and dates for the Roundtables are listed below.
Schedule of confirmed cities and dates
|October 9||9 a.m.-noon||Wenatchee||Confluence Technology Center (Teanaway River Room) – 285 Technology Center Way #102|
|October 10||9 a.m.-noon||Yakima||Yakima Health District – 1210 Ahtanum Ridge Drive|
|October 11||9 a.m.-noon||Camas||Camas Public Library – 625 N.E. 4th Ave.|
|October 15||9 a.m.-noon||Tacoma||Orcas Room – 949 Market St.|
|October 17||9 a.m.-noon||Pullman||City of Pullman Pioneer Center (Barley Room) – 240 S.E. Dexter St.|
|October 18||1-4 p.m.||Spokane||Shadle Library – 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.|
|October 22||9 a.m.-noon||Olympia||Auditor’s Office, Sunset Building – 3200 Capitol Blvd. S.E.|
|October 30||9 a.m.-noon||Bellingham||Fire Station #21 – 4518 Cable St.|
|October 31||9 a.m.-noon||Marysville||Fire Station #62 (Shoultes) – 10701 Shoultes Road|
|November 1||9 a.m.-noon||Redmond||Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village – 6505 176th Ave. N.E.|
|November 6||9 a.m.-noon||Bremerton||Eagle’s Nest Community Center – 1195 N.W. Fairgrounds Road|
|November 8||1-4 p.m.||Pasco||Mid-Columbia Library – 1320 W. Hopkins St.|
|November 14||1-4 p.m.||Renton||Renton Highlands Library – 2801 N.E. 10th St.|