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Should you outsource your government’s payroll?

June 1, 2023

Preparing your government’s payroll takes a lot of time and expertise. From collecting employee information, tracking leave, processing timesheets, and calculating pay to processing garnishments, delivering pay checks, submitting tax forms, and preparing year-end reporting, there’s a lot to do.

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Protect your vendor master file from fraudsters

April 6, 2023

Electronic payment fraud is on the rise, and bad actors are using vendor master files to do it. A simple request to change a vendor’s contact information, payment address or banking details can end with thousands or even millions of dollars redirected to fraudulent accounts. This latest blog post from SAO offers tips and strategies for safeguarding your government’s funds.

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SAO’s updated guide can help you implement new accounting standards

September 20, 2022

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) releases new accounting standards nearly every year, and local governments have to evaluate and implement them. While each standard is different, the best practices for implementation are the same. That’s why we’ve updated our Best Practices for Implementing Accounting Standards to guide you through the process.

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