Accounts Payable Advisory No. 56

Accounts Payable Advisory
Office of Operations
Bureau of State Expenditures
Advisory Name
Separation of Duties
Date Issued
Date Last Updated


New section regarding separation of duties


Guide to Financial Operations (GFO), Chapter XI-A, Section 1.A –Separation of Duties


According to the Standards for Internal Control in New York State Government, separation of duties is a basic internal control activity that separates key tasks and responsibilities among various employees and subunits. This separation helps to reduce the risk of error, waste, or wrongful acts pertaining to various functions within an agency.

For more information on Separation of Duties, please refer to GFO Chapter XI-A, Section 1.A – Separation of Duties.