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RULE §31.45Accounting and Financial Recordkeeping Requirements

(a) Purpose. This section describes accounting and financial recordkeeping standards and related requirements for recipients of state and federal public transportation grant funds.

(b) Standards. The contractor's financial management system shall meet or exceed the requirements of 2 C.F.R. Part 200 and Part 1201, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Those requirements include:

  (1) accurate, current, and complete disclosure of the financial transactions of each grant program in accordance with state and federal reporting requirements;

  (2) records that identify adequately the source and application of funds for grant-supported activities (records shall contain information pertaining to grant awards and authorization, obligations, commitments, assets, liabilities, outlays, and income);

  (3) effective control over and accountability for all funds, property, and other assets (the recipient shall adequately safeguard all assets and shall assure that they are used solely for authorized purposes);

  (4) comparison of actual with budgeted amounts for each contract, and relation of financial information to performance or productivity data, including the production of unit cost information;

  (5) procedures for determining the eligibility for reimbursement and proper allocation of cost;

  (6) accounting records that are supported by source documentation; and

  (7) a systematic method to assure timely and appropriate resolution of audit findings and recommendations.

Source Note: The provisions of this §31.45 adopted to be effective August 11, 1994, 19 TexReg 5880; amended to be effective April 17, 2003, 28 TexReg 3080; amended to be effective November 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 8253; amended to be effective December 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 6815

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