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FIT Data Stories: What does FIT tell us about Cash balances in Cash-basis cities

July 7, 2021

Cash is the heartbeat of government operations, especially for smaller cash basis governments. For better or worse, without cash there is no government spending. And without spending, there are no government services. As the old saying goes – cash is king! So how much cash is needed to keep a cash –basis government’s operations humming? The proper amount of “cash balance sufficiency” (CBS) for a government depends on each government’s spending priorities and what it hopes to accomplish for its citizens.

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Communicating and working together lead to successful audits in a remote environment

August 31, 2020

The Office of the Washington State Auditor made the move to remote auditing in March, and overall we have found the transition to be successful and sustainable for the foreseeable future. However, we have noticed that audits sometimes take a little longer in this environment. In adapting to auditing in a remote environment, flexibility and robust communication have been key to performing timely audits.

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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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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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