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Guidelines for Component Units

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2021 Component Unit Year-End Reporting Memorandum


This document provides guidance for the preparation and submission of Component Unit and Related Organization financial statements and other financial data.

Component Units

Component Units are legally separate public corporations and agencies for which the elected officials of the Commonwealth are financially accountable. In addition, component units can be other organizations for which the nature and significance of their relationship with the Commonwealth are such that exclusion would cause the Commonwealth's financial statements to be misleading or incomplete. The Commonwealth is required to incorporate the financial data of all component units in its financial statements.

Related Organizations

Related Organizations are organizations or entities for which the elected officials of the Commonwealth are accountable because they appoint a voting majority of the board, but are not financially accountable. The Commonwealth is required to disclose the nature of its accountability for related organizations in the notes to the financial statements.


The Reporting Procedures for Component Units are available in their entirety in PDF format.

Authoritative Guidance and Other References

The following authoritative guidance and other references are designed to aid the preparer in completing the Year End Reporting Requirements for Component Units.

If you have difficulty with the functionality of any of the directive courses, please contact doatraining@doa.virginia.gov. If you cannot access the Learning Center or if you need your password reset, please contact the Learning Center help desk at COVLChelpdesk@dhrm.virginia.gov.

If you have questions or comments regarding the Year End Reporting Procedures for Component Units and Related Organizations, contact John Sotos, Assistant Director - Financial Statements, or Sharon Lawrence, Director, Financial Reporting.

Contact Information

Phone Number:

Main: (804) 225-3038
Fax: (804) 371-8587

Street Address:

Department of Accounts
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street,
2nd Floor
Richmond VA 23219-3638

Mailing Address:

Department of Accounts
PO Box 1971
Richmond VA 23218-1971


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