The Financial Intelligence Tool’s (FIT) financial health indicators provide “retrospective” measures of financial health based on historic data. However, any government can use these measures to help plan for the future.… CONTINUE READING →
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Our Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT) has long offered a way for users to examine data on specific governments, government types, and specific revenue or expenditure streams. For the first time, FIT has a way to view all important information on a specific government type in one place, using new government-type profiles.… CONTINUE READING →
The Financial Intelligence Tool’s (FIT) role-based functionality has expanded, giving local governments even more leverage over their data. Upon logging into FIT, a local government user has access to some new features.… CONTINUE READING →
Financial indicators have received a meaningful update in our Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT), making them even more useful by capitalizing on the power of FIT’s statewide collection of financial data.… CONTINUE READING →
Whether you are a new user, a casual explorer of data, or a government data power-user, SAO is here to ensure you feel confident using the Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT).… CONTINUE READING →
As a follow up to our #Gov101 series on fire districts, let’s take a look at what we can learn about these governments using the Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT)!… CONTINUE READING →
Government data tells a story with FIT – just take a look at what you can learn about drainage and diking districtsAugust 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 →
Published: February 20, 2019
Today, the Office of the Washington State Auditor has struck a blow for the democratization of governmental financial data to Washingtonians; the newly redesigned Financial Intelligence Tool is now available. Our Office collects the annual financial reports of all governments in the state of Washington; we have now made this data accessible and simple to understand.
But FIT is more than a bunch of data—we designed this to be an educational experience, a place to inspire civic engagement and elevate the discourse on government operations. A previously difficult to understand and inaccessible world is now available; all it takes is a click to get started.
Government leaders have a responsibility to the public they serve to provide their information in new and interesting ways; FIT fills this need.
This tool is only the beginning of the conversation, not the end. We welcome your emails with questions, comments, observations and input; we are listening.