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The General Accounting Office (GAO) is responsible for establishing Statewide accounting policies and procedures, managing the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS), administering the Statewide Payroll through the Human Resources Information Solution (HRIS), preparing the Statewide Financial Reports, and providing technical assistance and other management advisory services.

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To provide State and Federal agencies, the general public, and other interested public or private entities with accurate and timely financial services, management information, and technical assistance while assuring compliance with related statutes and rules; to maintain and improve the Statewide automated financial systems; and to provide for the safeguarding of State assets.

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Update and Implications of DATA (Digital Accountability & Transparency) Act “Beyond the Beltway?”. an AGA audio conference.

The General Accounting Office is pleased to announce an audio conference that will be presented by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) addressing Update and Implications of DATA (Digital Accountability & Transparency) Act “Beyond the Beltway?”.  Building and maintaining public trust and confidence is one of the most important goals for all those that work for and with government agencies.

May CFO Meeting Agenda

Agenda May 2015 CFO Meeting

Travel Policy Change Summary

The recent release of an entirely new State Travel Policy has prompted a few requests for a summary of those changes.  This article will, at a very high level, address a few of those changes and explain why a more detailed summary of changes of State Travel Policy and all of the other policies that will soon be published will not be forthcoming.

With respect to State Travel Policy, there are four major changes.

SAAM 5007 and 5008 are entirely new and deal with new responsibilities that have been delegated to the agencies, particularly with respect to lodging.

FY16 Alternative Allotment Schedules

Agencies requesting alternative allotment schedules for FY16 may submit their detailed change requests as part of the appropriation load process beginning in June. All allotment change requests will be submitted to the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB). As part of the appropriation load process, agencies must use the Event Type of BGE1 and upload the request letter to the Budget Load Document.  Detailed budget load instructions will be released when AFIS is available to load FY16 budgets.

New Claim Form GAO-504NA for Handwritten Warrant Requests

New claim form, GAO-504NA, has been published on the GAO website.  This form will be used for handwrite requests required by law to be paid between July 1st through July 7th.  Due to the cutover to the new AFIS system, there will not be a financial system available to enter claims during this estimated period of time.  

New SAAM drafts of Sections 2551. 2555, 2560, 2561, 2562, 2565 and 2570

This is one in a series of articles that, between now and the implementation of the State’s new accounting system, will release draft sections of the updated State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM).  The new SAAM Section drafts posted to the GAO Website at https://gao.az.gov/publications/saam/saam-draft are:
 

New SAAM drafts of Sections 5521, 5536, 5560, 5570, 5571, 9005 and 9015

This is one in a series of articles that, between now and the implementation of the State’s new accounting system, will release draft sections of the updated State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM).  The new SAAM Section drafts posted to the GAO Website at https://gao.az.gov/publications/saam/saam-draft are:

 

5521 Payroll and Personnel

HRIS Valid Accounts for Direct Deposits

Intangible Assets other than Software

Document Retention for Long-lived Resources

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