Accounting/Financial Reporting

15 12, 2017

Online Credit Card Payment Provider

2018-01-30T12:11:39+00:00December 15th, 2017|

Question: Our Board wants to charge a convenience fee. Our IT folks have had built a custom online credit card processing site based upon Woo Commerce and Wordpress. Unfortunately, we need now to find a replacement Credit card provider due to lack of responsiveness of our current provider. Any suggested Vendors? Download: Survey Results on Online Credit Card Payment Provider, [...]

30 10, 2017

Forensic Auditor for TOT Audits

2017-11-30T14:46:39+00:00October 30th, 2017|

Question: Can anyone recommend a forensic auditor for assistance with potentially difficult hotel/motel audits? We would especially appreciate any auditor with expert witness experience.   Download: Survey Results on Forensic Auditor for TOT Audits, 10-10-2017

6 09, 2017

Salvage Value for Capital Assets

2017-10-04T10:30:16+00:00September 6th, 2017|

Question: Does your City assign salvage value for your capital assets? If so, how do you determine the value?   Download: Survey Results on Salvage Value for Capital Assets, 09-06-2017

6 09, 2017

Cash Handling Audits

2017-10-04T10:26:30+00:00September 6th, 2017|

Question: The City of Modesto is implementing site audits for all areas that receipt city monies. Do any of you have an audit form/report of some kind that you utilize to perform this type of audit to review/access the internal controls at the locations and provide feedback to the departments?   Download: Survey Results on [...]

1 08, 2017

Property Tax in Lieu of VLF

2017-10-02T16:43:31+00:00August 1st, 2017|

Question: At a recent Peninsula Chapter presentation, Michael Coleman briefly discussed Property Tax in lieu of VLF, and stressed that this particular revenue source is property tax, and should be reported as such. In South San Francisco, we have typically reported this revenue as Intergovernmental. I’m curious where other agencies are categorizing this revenue for [...]

26 04, 2017

Credit Card Acceptance

2017-04-26T11:49:38+00:00April 26th, 2017|

Question: 1. What type of transactions do you accept credit cards for? 2. Do you charge the customer a service fee? If so, how much? Download: Survey Results on Credit Card Acceptance, 04-25-2017

18 11, 2016

Property Tax Distributions

2016-11-18T12:19:01+00:00November 18th, 2016|

Question: We are gathering information on local government's share of property tax. If you have a few minutes and can send me your City, population and property tax share per dollar we would appreciate it. Download: Survey Results on Property Tax Distributions, 11-18-2016

24 08, 2016

Voided Check for ACH Direct Deposit

2016-08-24T16:29:15+00:00August 24th, 2016|

Question: Many Cities have procedures requiring a new employee to provide a voided check before their ACH Direct Deposit is processed. Some of our younger people have never written a check before, so to require them to obtain a bank check before they can sign up for ACH Direct Deposit may be difficult. What other options, if any, [...]

18 05, 2016

IRS Federal Payroll and 1099 Audit

2016-05-18T10:17:42+00:00May 18th, 2016|

Question: Advice regarding how to prepare for an IRS Federal Payroll and 1099 Audit. Download: Survey Results on Responses to IRS Federal Payroll and 1099 Audit, 5-17-2016

17 03, 2016

Notice of Account Closure from Bank of America

2016-03-17T14:58:21+00:00March 17th, 2016|

Question: Last year, the City of South Gate received a letter from Bank of America notifying us that they will no longer provide banking services to us. We’d like to know what other cities received similar notices, if any. Download: Survey Results on Notice of Account Closure from Bank of America, 3-14-2016