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Annual Financial Reporting Checklists

This page contains a set of checklists to help local governments in Washington State prepare and review their annual financial reports.

COVID-19 Update

A number of agencies and associations have requested relief from the 150-day annual financial reporting deadline (May 29 this year). On March 26, the governor issued Proclamation 20-34 temporarily suspending the 150-day deadline. This suspension has been extended twice, most recently through May 31 by the state legislative leadership (and recognized by the governor in Proclamation 20-34.2).

While it is possible that the govenor and state legislative leaders might extend this proclamation further, we encourage all agencies that are able to meet the May 31 filing deadline to do so.

Report Preparation Checklists and Report Workbooks

Use these documents as tools to assist with the preparation and reconciliation of the cash basis financial statements, notes, and supplemental schedules of the annual financial report.  

Internal Review Checklist

Use this checklist to assist in determining the accuracy of the financial information that has been prepared by someone other than the reviewer, as part of the internal control system used by management.

Recent Annual Report Changes

  • Recent blog posts about financial reporting – Articles written by MRSC staff and contributors about financial reporting, including annual changes. Articles are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

Last Modified: May 06, 2020