a photograph of a hand pressing buttons on a handheld calculatorThe 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 includes 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, conducted 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 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.

Financial Reports

Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

Financial Metrics

This financial performance metrics dashboard provides an annual progress update on how well the Unified Government is achieving 22 key financial objectives. The 22 financial ratios are presented in four categories: revenue ratios, expense ratios, General Fund operating ratios, and debt ratios. Each ratios chart includes data over the past ten years to demonstrate performance trends over time. An explanation of what the ratios’ trends say about the Unified Government’s financial performance is also provided. To view details, hover over the charted data points. For more information about these ratios, contact the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

Performance Data

Our Mission

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.