The Accounting Division is responsible for maintaining the general ledger of the Unified Government where all financial transactions are recorded. This entails timely, accurate, ethical recording, and tracking of all financial transactions. In turn, these transactions are generated into meaningful reports that are distributed for use by citizen groups, legislative officials, bond raters and investors, and Unified Government departments. The daily recording of financial transactions include: purchase requisitions, purchase orders, accounts payable, cash collections, accounts receivable, and payroll. The Division also develops and implements a comprehensive set of accounting procedures and policies for maintenance of the internal controls of the Unified Government's operation.
The Division also oversees the annual audit of the Unified Government's financial activity, conduncted by our independent financial auditors, and prepares the organizations' financial statements. The financial audit results in the annual publication of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Since 1999, the Finance Department's Accounting Division has received Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
In collaboration with the Unified Government’s Legislative Auditor, the Division also coordinates the Single Audit Report of Federal Financial Expenditures. The Division also prepares reports for the Sewer System Enterprise Fund, the Public Levee Enterprise Fund, as well as special reports on fixed assets, special projects and quarterly financial statements.
To assist the Chief Financial Officer in serving the citizens of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS through accurate, timely and ethical financial reporting and procedures, payment practices and customer service.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
OMB Circular A-133, Single Audit Report