Other pages about the topic: Administrative & Accounting Resources
This page contains the most current list of valid sub-subobjects (SSO) and their definitions, decision flowcharts to assist with coding certain subobjects, and a list of subobjects and sub-subobjects that require project type X or Y to capture IT costs. The statewide form to request a new SSO or request a change to an existing SSO is also on this page.
Many business processes will change when the new ERP system is implemented, and it will be more important than ever for staff to have strong knowledge of accounting principles. OFM Statewide Accounting is seeking funding to provide a comprehensive accounting training series to help agency staff prepare for the new ERP system and on-going training for new staff and growth and development.
OFM has established the Federal Grants Community of Practice, and is currently holding quarterly meetings. The group’s main objectives are to create a community of resources, develop federal grant training curriculum, and identify and address ongoing grant management needs.
The workgroup currently has representatives from a variety of state agencies who receive a significant amount of federal grants and includes accountants, internal auditors, and grant management staff.
Our goal is to have all agencies that interface from AFRS using the same server with a standard set of data elements prior to the ERP implementation. This will make converting the agency interfaces much easier when the new system is configured. We are currently working on Phase 1 of this project.
Our goal is to have a master payee file when the new ERP system goes live, which would include both payees and customers.
OFM Statewide Accounting is currently working on the Assessing Finance Organizational Strategy and Readiness Project that will help inform the One Washington business transformation to modernize and improve aging administrative systems. This project will assess the organizational strategies now used to manage agency finances and begin taking the steps needed to smoothly transition to the new Software as a Solution Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
The AFRS Biennial Table Roll is the process by which current biennium AFRS program index, appropriation index, organization index, and descriptor tables are duplicated for the new biennium, eliminating the need for agencies to rekey their table records.
The resources listed here are intended to help state agencies navigate through the next AFRS table roll process which will occur in spring 2019.
These resources help state agencies fulfill state and federal reporting requirements in Chapter 90 State Reporting and Chapter 95 Federal Assistance Reporting in the State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM).
These resources help state agencies fulfill payroll accounting requirements in Chapter 25 of the State Administrative and Accounting Manual.