skip to main content

The Audit Connection Blog

Showing: Most recent


Cover of cybersecurity resource for finance and administration professionals in local government

More ways to #BeCyberSmart for the finance and legal departments of local governments

August 14, 2019

Cybersecurity is complex, and it can be hard to understand what your role is in keeping your organization safe from threats.

The Center for Government Innovation has developed two new resources specifically for finance and legal staff at local governments. Staff in these departments play an important role in cybersecurity, and these resources provide understandable and actionable guidance and relevant information.

… CONTINUE READING →
First screen from FIT data story on diking and drainage districts

Government data tells a story with FIT – just take a look at what you can learn about drainage and diking districts

August 13, 2019

The Office of the Washington State Auditor collects financial information from nearly 2,000 local governments each year and displays this data intuitively through the Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT).

We explore what can be learned about government by being curious in their financial data.

We encourage you to find something interesting and learn about all the local governments that serve the citizens of our state. What story will you find?

… CONTINUE READING →
First page of new resource about identifying asset retirement obligations

Are you ready to identify your asset retirement obligations?

July 26, 2019

Local governments are beginning to implement GASB Statement No. 83 on asset retirement obligations, or ARO’s, which is effective for reporting periods beginning after June 15, 2018. To help local governments begin, the Center for Government Innovation has published a new resource to help you identify asset retirement obligations in Washington.

… CONTINUE READING →
The first screen of the summary infographic of the 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the state of Washington.

Summary infographic of Washington’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

July 24, 2019

Each year, as required by law, the state publishes its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to provide information on the state’s financial position.

To make this important information accessible to the broadest possible audience, the State Auditor’s Office prepares this CAFR summary to provide a snapshot of the state’s financial position, including revenues and expenditures, cash balances and debt.

… CONTINUE READING →