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The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) provides a variety of free guides, checklists, best practices and tools to help Washington governments improve internal controls, grants management, procurement practices, financial reporting, and cybersecurity. 

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These best practices can help local governments make implementing any new standards from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) a regular and manageable part of preparing their financial statements.

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