The State Accounting Office was established on October 6, 2004 with an executive order signed by Governor Sonny Perdue. Governor Perdue signed House Bill 293, which codifies the realignment of the state's financial reporting and financial system responsibilities under a single State Accounting Officer (SAO).
The State Accounting Office is responsible for the following duties:
- Establish statewide accounting and reporting standards and practices.
- Operate and improve statewide financial and human capital management systems.
- Prepare the state's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); the annual audited financial statement for the entire state entity.
- Provide statewide financial information on interim basis.
- Train state accounting and payroll personnel in new policies, procedures and standards.
- Improve accountability, efficiencies and internal controls.
Vision: To be the trusted provider of timely and reliable financial reporting and accounting, payroll, and human capital solutions for the State of Georgia while promoting continuous improvement and accountability.
Mission: To provide state-wide financial reporting, accounting, payroll, and human capital information systems, and shared services.