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Welcome to the Arizona General Accounting Office (GAO)

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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“Internal Control Challenges over Grants and Benefits Programs”, 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 Internal Control Challenges over Grants and Benefits Programs.  Every year, nearly $600 billion flows from the federal government to states and localities via grants. A recent AGA study examined efforts currently underway to improve internal controls relative to grants and benefits programs.

eCivis Conversion

As part of the BREAZ project, integration between eCivis and the new AFIS is planned for go-live.  Programmatic information such as grant opportunities, applications, and awards that are in eCivis will be interfaced into the new AFIS Grant Lifecycle Management (GLM) module.  Grant information in GLM will be linked to the appropriate cost structures, using the Grant ID field. 

New Technical Bulletin Discusses the Interface between eCivis and the new AFIS

An interface between eCivis and the new AFIS can eliminate repetitive entries, saving time and reducing errors. Technical Bulletin 15-01, eCivis and AFIS, discusses this interface and the data elements related to grants that will post from eCivis into the new AFIS.

eCivis and AFIS

Agency Payroll Guide updates posted

GAO Central Payroll has posted some Agency Payroll Guide updates.  View the updated Agency Payroll Guide by going to the GAO website and clicking “PAYROLL / RASL”, then selecting “Payroll Guide”.  You can view a list of updates and when they were made by clicking “Revision History” at the top of the Agency Payroll Guide.

February CFO Meetings Cancelled

The February 2015 CFO Meetings for both Small/Medium and Large agencies have been cancelled.  If you have an issue you would like to discuss, please contact your AFIS Liaison or the General Accounting Office at 602-542-5601.

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“Visualizing Fraud Patterns: Exposing the Hidden Threats” a NASACT Webinar

NASACT, in conjunction with the Association of Government Accountants and the Association of Local Government Auditors, is pleased to announce the latest in its series of training events addressing timely issues in government auditing and financial management.

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