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Newest newsletter focuses on school issues

November 21, 2019

From time to time, the State Auditor’s Office compiles the articles we post on this blog into our Audit Connection print newsletter, which we distribute at meetings and conferences. Recently, we put together our first print newsletter aimed solely at education professionals.

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Washington: Don’t lose our number

November 5, 2019

We believe it’s important to stay in communication at the Washington State Auditor’s Office. That’s why we email you about audit reports, new resources and news you can use. But do you know how to get in contact with us?

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Avoid these common errors while preparing this year’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

May 14, 2019

The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) performs almost 200 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) reviews each year. Local governments may also submit their CAFR to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. As part of their CAFR reviews, SAO and GFOA identified several common errors that could affect your government’s ability to obtain this certificate.