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Indiana State Board of Accounts

SBOA > Units We Audit > Townships Townships

Supervisor Contacts:

     Ryan Preston
     (317) 232-2512

Manuals and Bulletins

Overview

Biennial audits are required for all of Indiana's 1,008 townships.

Public Officials Training and Meetings

Township meetings are conducted around the State as training and communication tools intended to enhance accounting and compliance with federal mandates and legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly.

In-house conferences with vendors, state officials, (Department of Local Government Finance, Attorney General, etc.) and township officials are held for sharing information and answering inquiries.

State Board of Accounts supervisors attend legislative hearings concerning township matters and testify when requested. Subsequent to the conclusion of the legislative session, a digest of pertinent township matters is compiled, printed and distributed to appropriate officials.

Meetings for township officials occur periodically. Additionally, meetings are conducted in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Indiana Township Association in November each year and the United Township Association. New trustee training sessions are conducted every four years.

Bulletins

A Township Bulletin and Uniform Compliance Guidelines is issued every February, May, August, and November providing the Officials with a calendar reminder of duties and numerous timely articles concerning State Board of Accounts' audit positions and information to Township Trustees.

Manuals

The Accounting and Uniform Compliance Guidelines Manual for Townships is updated annually. The manual contains detailed accounting procedures, legal references, prescribed forms, uniform compliance guidelines, and numerous other topics which help officials maintain proper accounting of funds as mandated by the Legislature.

Tax Control Boards

The State Board of Accounts is a voting member of the Local Government Tax Control Board with the School and Township Supervisors providing the membership and fulfilling the associated duties.

Telephone Calls, E-mails, and Correspondence

Numerous telephone and letter inquiries on township matters are answered each year. Officials, taxpayers, legislators and individuals from other governmental departments are advised of State Board of Accounts audit positions. Assistance is also provided to State Board of Accounts field staff. Elected and appointed officials have often expressed gratitude for the timely service provided in completing their statutory duties.