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Single audit alert: Updated guidance for due dates and items reported on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA)

December 23, 2020

In July, we told you about changes to the single audit due dates and information required to be reported on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA). Additional guidance was published in the 2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum on Dec. 22, 2020, by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. As you read through the entire addendum, here are some key items for your attention

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GAAP and Cash BARS Updates are Done!

December 22, 2020

The Overview of Changes contains detailed descriptions of the changes and links to the appropriate sections of the Manuals. Please refer to the Alerts and Changes tab for determining which revisions might affect your 2020 annual reporting.

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Three small Washington governments declared unauditable

October 29, 2020

Today, the Office of the Washington State Auditor declared three small local governments unauditable, placing them on the path for possible dissolution. Each of the governments had gone for years without either filing its annual financial reports or cooperating with independent audits, both of which are required by law.

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Guide to unauditable governments: October 2020 update

October 29, 2020

Since first reporting on about 40 unauditable governments in May 2019, the number of unauditable governments has been cut by more than two-thirds. As of October 2020, only 11 governments have not submitted financial information by their final opportunity to do so. Learn more by viewing this interactive infographic.

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Nice To See You, WFOA 2020!

September 21, 2020

Staff from the Office of the Washington State Auditor are happy to (virtually) join our colleagues here to connect as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a lot to share with you.

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Looking to push less paper? Consider electronic approvals

July 14, 2020

Processing documents such as vendor invoices and employee timesheets involves frequent approvals. It can be inefficient to pass around paper for these purposes, so electronic options are attractive to many. When it comes to electronic approvals for internal control purposes, here are five things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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