Published: August 24, 2022

It can be challenging to find the time to focus on improving your payroll process amid the constant demands and deadlines of payroll activities. While payroll may be a routine and repetitive process, it’s still vulnerable to fraud and human error. Coupled with new and evolving ways to pay your employees and automate payroll, your process may not be as secure and efficient as it could be.

SAO has a suite of resources that can help you evaluate your payroll process and explore ways to improve it. Our guides, checklists and articles provide valuable advice that you can use right away to ensure your internal controls are keeping your government safe. And don’t miss our new training on payroll at the Washington Finance Officers Association’s (WFOA) annual conference in Tacoma.

SAO’s payroll-related resources and articles

Live training coming up at WFOA

Looking for more in-depth training on payroll internal controls? SAO’s Assistant Director for the Center for Government Innovation, Debbie Pennick, CPA, will offer a one-hour session on payroll at the upcoming WFOA conference on Sept. 14 at 2:50 p.m. You can register for the conference here.

For help

Remember, we are here to help. If you have specific technical accounting questions, please submit them using our HelpDesk in the client portal.

We also have financial management specialists at SAO’s Center for Government Innovation available to talk with you about best practices, resources or internal controls. For assistance, reach out to us at Center@sao.wa.gov.

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