Crawford & Associates is pleased to announce, in participation with Oklahoma Municipal Management Services (OMMS), the launch of the OMMS Financial Reporting Tool for Oklahoma municipalities and public trusts. This online, innovative financial management tool has been developed to assist cities, towns and public trust authorities in producing a simple, easy-to-read monthly financial report for use by municipal management, governing bodies and the public. Through the OMMS online portal , you begin by entering your annual budget information for each fund, then each month enter the financial data from that month's transaction, and finally print a monthly financial report, including budget to actual comparisons for each fund.

Crawford & Associates shareholders and staff were pleased to have the opportunity to assist OMMS in the development and implementation of this new tool. We wish to extend out thanks to OMMS and the cities and towns that participated in the program testing. While this OMMS Financial Reporting Tool is not a replacement for the municipality's required annual financial statements, it does serve as a minimum standard for monthly financial reporting for municipal governments.

If this sounds like a financial management tool and service you would like to use, please email Tamera Johnson of OMMS at tjohnson@okmms.org to receive your personalized link to sign up for the program. The OMMS Financial Reporting Tool is offered free of charge to any Oklahoma municipality.