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Cover of Audit Connection newsletter on K-12 issues

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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Are you ready for lease accounting?

November 19, 2019

Accounting and reporting standards and guidance for leases are changing for both GAAP and cash basis local governments, effective for fiscal years ending December 31, 2020, and after. Although you won’t be preparing your financial statements and notes until early 2021, those first lease payments under the new standard will begin to flow in January 2020. Will you be ready?

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Does your government provide take-home vehicles?

November 8, 2019

When was the last time you assessed risks related to your take-home vehicle program, or updated your policy? Are you certain the benefits outweigh the costs?

To help you navigate these waters, our Office’s Center for Government Innovation has developed a new resource to help you identify and implement best practices over take-home vehicles.

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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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