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Proper Use of Encumbrances

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Event Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hosted By: The Office of the State Comptroller

There is often confusion about how to use encumbrances in governmental accounting. This presentation will explain the purpose of encumbrances, when they should be used and the benefits of a properly established encumbrance system. We will also discuss the necessary accounting entries and the impact of encumbrances on the budget.

Participants can submit questions throughout the webinar.

Slide Show Presentation [pdf]

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