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Annual Report Season

Training Opportunities

WA State Auditor Training
BARS Cash Class
The BARS Cash Basis class is an interactive session that includes lecture, exercises, discussion and small group activities.  Whether this is your first BARS class or the next in a long string of them, get ready for a new experience!   More info.

Online Filing Workshops
These workshops are designed to help local governments file their annual financial reports, and to meet the statutory requirement of submitting the report within 150 days of the close of their fiscal year.  New this year, laptops will be available at the trainings for participants to use.  If you are interested in this option, please select a one-hour time slot for an appointment with a Local Government Support Specialist when you register.  If you bring the materials you need to file your report, you may be able to complete and file during your appointment. More Info

BIAS Software Training
5-Part Annual Report Blitz 

Day 1 – Schedule 1 – Financial
Details: What’s New, BIAS Resources, Data Preparation (in BIAS)

Day 2 – Schedule 9 – Liabilities
Details: Compensated Absences, Pension Liability, Debt

Day 3 – Schedule 15 & 16 – Grant Management
Details: Review and Track Your Grants, Manual Entries, Notes for Schedule 16

Day 4 – Notes to Financial Statements
Details: Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Deposits and Investments, Property Tax, Interfund Loans, Debt Service Reqirements, Pension Plans, Risk Management, Other Disclosures

Day 5 – Other Schedules & Finish
Details: Other Schedules (7, 11, 19, 21 & 22), Filing Online, Review & Submit

2019 BIAS Blitz Series – Starts March 11th
Register Here

March 11th – Schedule 1 (Financials)
March 12th – Schedule 9 (Liabilities)
March 13th – Schedule 15&16 (Grant Expenditures)
March 14th – Notes To Financial Statements
March 15th – Other Schedules & Finish

2019 BIAS Annual Report Program
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Pre-care – Assessment of financial data.
Annual Report Workshop – Entities data is installed on BIAS laptops for work within the class.
Aftercare – Assistance with filing reports with WA SAO.

Workshop Times: 9am-3pm 
Workshop Locations: BIAS HQ, North Whatcom Fire & Rescue, Thurston FD6, Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One and City of Kittitas.

BIAS Resources (BIAS KB & Videos)

Annual Report Blitz Videos – Login Required

Annual Report Prep – Fund Presentation
Annual Report Prep – Cash Reconciliation Check

Knowledge Base (KB) Resources – Login Required

Annual Reporting Guide

Other Resources

BIAS Complete your Annual Report

BIAS can with your assistance complete your annual report for you. BIAS will prepare all schedules and notes to your financials. To inquire about this option please send an email request to