Property Inventory Strategic Plan


We are dedicated to creating and maintaining accounting systems and reporting the information to the University, state and federal agencies, and the public.


  • Honesty and Integrity: Act in an accurate, professional, prompt, caring and respectful manner, remaining beyond reproach while safeguarding the assets of the State.
  • Trust and Respect: Relationships are based on trust and mutual respect.
  • Service: Aggressively strive to serve the individual needs of our customers and stakeholders.
  • Teamwork: Work together for the common good to accomplish tasks and deliver services.
  • Communication: Open and effective communication with all of our customers.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Cultivate a workplace that encourages creativity, innovation and good work.
  • Responsibility: All individuals are charged with safeguarding the assets of the State and managing our assets in ways that most efficiently and effectively enhance and support the missions of the University.
  • Lifelong Learning: Encourage every individual to enhance their personal and professional growth.
  • Accountability and Flexibility: Responsibility and accountability are indivisible. We anticipate and adapt to change in order to deliver our services both more efficiently and more effectively.
  • Continuous Improvement: Striving for improvements and efficiencies through change.
  • Diversity: General Accounting recognizes the potential for excellence based on the strength and wealth of diversity in its employees.


We provide accurate, meaningful financial solutions and information.

Customers and Stakeholders

Check DistributionVendors, Students, Staff and Departments
Contract PaymentsVendors, Departments
Capital Outlay PaymentsVendors, Departments
Account MaintenanceDepartments, Students
State Monthly ReportingOFM, LEAP
State Financial ReportOFM, Legislature, State Auditor
Federal Single Audit ReportOFM, Federal Government, State Auditor
WSU Financial ReportBond Rating Agencies, Bondholders, Peer Institutions and Financial Institutions


Provide information critical to the support the University in the missions of the teaching, research, and public service for all constituencies.

Objective 1.1: Data preparation and reconciliation.

Time Line: Continuous

Performance Indicator: Daily and monthly review or reconciliation of data.

Constraints: The financial reports may delay fall reconciliations.

Objective 1.2: Cross-training of account file maintenance will be completed.

Time Line: June 30, 2001

Performance Indicator: Assignment of duties to maintain the accounting tables

Constraints: None.


Data storage will be reviewed for efficiencies and cost reductions.

Objective 2.1: Methods of data storage will continue to be reviewed.

Time Line: Continuous

Performance Indicator: Reduction of rental and mounting fees by IT.

Constraints: IT personnel must be involved as time permits.


Financial reporting will continue to be enhanced.

Objective 3.1: Coordination of year end processes will be completed in a timely manner.

Time Line: June 30 annually.

Performance Indicator: A log will be maintained of data submission.

Constraints: Departmental responsibility.

Objective 3.2: The Federal Single Audit will be submitted timely.

Time Line: The last week of September annually.

Performance Indicator: Receipt by OFM.

Constraints: Adequate staff support and training.

Objective 3.3: The state annual financial report will be completed the first week of October.

Time Line: The first week of October annually.

Performance Indicator: Receipt by OFM.

Constraints: Adequate staff support and training.

Objective 3.4: The WSU financial report draft will be complete by the first week of November.

Time Line: The last week of November annually.

Performance Indicator: Receipt by the printer.


  • Adequate staff support and training
  • Review by administration

Objective 3.5: Modifications required by GASB 35 will be completed.

Time Line: June 30, 2002

Performance Indicator: Completion of schedule requirements.


  • Adequate training
  • IT support for possible GASB required change


Customer service

Objective 4.1: Ease of requesting action from this office will be addressed.

Time Line: 1 – 2 years.

Performance Indicator: Creating standardized electronic formats.


  • Agreed formats
  • Active server page acceptability
  • Department use

Objective 4.2: A standardized rapid payment process will be implemented and expanded as approved by the departments.

Time Line: 1 Year.

Performance Indicator: Reduction in turn around time for selected contracts.


  • Departmental acceptance
  • Departmental consistency

Objective 4.3: Checks will be mailed by the stated daily deadline.

Time Line: Continuous

Performance Indicator: Checks do not miss the mailing deadline.


  • Daily workloads
  • Mailing Services schedule changes