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Resource Library – Financial Reporting for Cash Basis Governments

Complete and accurate financial reporting is an important aspect of transparency for any local government or school district. Use these checklists to help you assess reporting risks, verify data accuracy, and review the important details of your annual financial report.

Checklist: Preparing and reviewing cash basis financial statements

This customizable checklist can help local governments reporting under cash basis with their year-end process for reviewing financial statements, notes and supplemental schedules.

Last updated: January 2023

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Checklist: Data quality

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This checklist can help local governments verify the accuracy of the data they submit for their annual reports.

Last updated: August 2021

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Checklist: School district financial reporting review

This self-assessment checklist can help school districts with their year-end review process for financial statements, notes and supplemental schedules. It can also be used as a baseline to develop processes, policies and procedures that address the most common deficiencies found in school districts’ prepared financial information.

Last updated: August 2022

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