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 About

​The Auditor’s Financial Services team provides direct financial services and guidance to county offices and departments.

Our services include:

  • Accounting
  • Accounts payable
  • Budget monitoring and compliance
  • Financial reporting
  • Financial system administration
  • Grants management
  • Payroll
  • Small departmental accounting


Our financial services team provides county government with a strong financial foundation. We process employee payroll and payments to outside vendors. We report county financial information to the public and state and federal agencies.

Our knowledgeable staff provide the public, state and federal agencies and our customers with timely and accurate financial reports and information.

On our website you’ll find information on financial reports we produce and resources for county vendors.

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 Capitalized Asset Reports

The Capitalized Asset Report provides a list of all the capitalized assets acquired across county departments and offices. Capitalized assets are held or used over a number of years, like land; buildings; improvements other than buildings; machinery and equipment; infrastructure; and intangible assets. The County capitalizes all assets except machinery and equipment costing less than $5,000. State law requires counties to produce this report every year.

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 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) provides a complete look at county finances. Each CAFR covers a fiscal year (January 1 through December 31). Thurston County is one of only a few counties in Washington that goes beyond the requirements of the Washington State Auditor's Office to produce a CAFR instead of a basic Annual Financial Report.

We take pride in making county finances open and transparent. As a result, we submit the CAFR to the Government Finance Officers Association for review. The Auditor's Financial Services team has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 11 consecutive years for the high quality of its CAFR.

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 Financial Growth Reports

​The Financial Ratio Reports provide information on the health of different funds at the county compared to similar counties in Washington.

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 Financial Reports

​The Auditor’s Financial Services team produces financial reports. The reports provide an update on county finances and assets. Use the tabs below to view county financial reports produced by our Financial Services team.

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 Indirect Cost Plan Reports

​The Indirect Cost Report provides information on the unbilled cost of General Fund support services to other County Funds, such as the accounting services provided by the Auditor’s Financial Services team to other county agencies. The report also provides information on the unbilled costs for state and federal grants.

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 Vendor Information

To receive payment from Thurston County a payee must complete and submit a Vendor Information Account Form and pass a TIN/MATCH in the IRS Data Base. 

Please contact the County Office or Department you are doing business with to obtain the necessary form to apply for a new account or update an existing one. The completed form may be submitted to our office by fax at 360.357.2481 or by mail to:

Attn: Accounts Payable
Auditor's Financial Services
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW
Olympia, WA  98502
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