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.


The vision of SAO is to be a trusted provider of enterprise business solutions.


  • Integrity - Do the right thing.
  • Accountability - Take ownership.
  • Reliability - Do what you say you will do.
  • Service Excellence - Exceed customer expectations.​