State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Division of Finance

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About the Division of Finance

The Division employs 67 people in two locations in Juneau.

Replacing the aging statewide systems AKSAS and AKPAY is the biggest challenge facing the division in the coming years.

The Division of Finance provides accounting, payroll, and travel services to State government. This mission is accomplished by operating and maintaining:


AKSAS, the statewide accounting system that makes payments to vendors and grantees, and serves as the general ledger and budgetary control for the State.

  • Operational since 1985; mainframe batch processing and online access
  • Homegrown system written in COBOL and Natural
  • 3,482 users in all three branches of government
  • Recorded 1,180,037 payments in FY 2013, 69% made directly from AKSAS
  • 6,441 Form 1099-MISC reports issued for 2013


AKPAY, the statewide payroll system that makes payments to employees.

  • Operational since 1990; mainframe batch processing and online access
  • Customized vendor package written in COBOL, SAS, and assembler
  • 1,332 users in all three branches of government
  • 423,675 paychecks issued annually
  • 22,265 W-2s produced for 2013


ALDER, a data warehouse reporting system provides authorized employees access to data from AKSAS, AKPAY, and Workplace Alaska.

  • Business intelligence platform is Business Objects
  • Production status with AKSAS (financial) data in October 2008
  • Production status with AKPAY (payroll) data in July 2010
  • 1,345 users in all three branches of government


A comprehensive web site containing policies, procedures, forms, worksheets, FAQs, and other tools that help employees understand and follow State rules applicable to financial, payroll, and travel processes.

One Card Payment Program

A statewide One Card payment program for travel and procurement purchases.

  • 7,520 cards and ghost accounts
  • Purchases of $66 million in 2013

E-Travel Program

The E-Travel Program that serves the Executive Branch with travel arrangements made by a contract travel agency.

  • Operational since 2005
  • 177,227 trips arranged during FY 2013

State Single Audit

The State Single Audit Coordinator Office reviews and distributes about 340 audits to State agencies annually.

Financial Reporting

In addition, the Division publishes Checkbook Online and prepares the Statewide Single Audit Report, the Statewide Cost Allocation Plan, the Compensation and Travel Report of Executive Positions, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and various tax returns and reports.

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting awarded by Government Finance Officer Association for ten consecutive years