2018 BARS Roundtables: Save the date

Mark your calendars – we will be offering our Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System (BARS) Roundtables again this fall. The Roundtables are free, three-hour sessions that are open to all local governments.

This year, we will preview exciting new upcoming changes to the appearance and usability of the BARS Manual. Also on the agenda: upcoming Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements, discussions on accounting and reporting requirements for governments using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and cash basis of accounting, an update on the Local Government Financial Reporting System (LGFRS) and Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT), and other helpful new resources. The Roundtables will also include an open discussion to give governments the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on any upcoming changes.

Audit liaisons received an email from our Office in September to register for a Roundtable. A detailed agenda will be sent to registrants before the event. The cities and dates for the Roundtables are listed below.

Schedule of confirmed cities and dates

Date Time City Location
October 9 9 a.m.-noon Wenatchee Confluence Technology Center (Teanaway River Room) – 285 Technology Center Way #102
October 10 9 a.m.-noon Yakima Yakima Health District – 1210 Ahtanum Ridge Drive
October 11 9 a.m.-noon Camas Camas Public Library – 625 N.E. 4th Ave.
October 15 9 a.m.-noon Tacoma Orcas Room – 949 Market St.
October 17 9 a.m.-noon Pullman City of Pullman Pioneer Center (Barley Room) – 240 S.E. Dexter St.
October 18 1-4 p.m. Spokane Shadle Library – 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.
October 22 9 a.m.-noon Olympia Auditor’s Office, Sunset Building – 3200 Capitol Blvd. S.E.
October 30 9 a.m.-noon Bellingham Fire Station #21 – 4518 Cable St.
October 31 9 a.m.-noon Marysville Fire Station #62 (Shoultes) – 10701 Shoultes Road
November 1 9 a.m.-noon Redmond Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village – 6505 176th Ave. N.E.
November 6 9 a.m.-noon Bremerton Eagle’s Nest Community Center – 1195 N.W. Fairgrounds Road
November 8 1-4 p.m. Pasco Mid-Columbia Library – 1320 W. Hopkins St.
November 14 1-4 p.m. Renton Renton Highlands Library – 2801 N.E. 10th St.