State Accounting

The State Accounting Enterprise (SAE) is committed to promoting the well being of Iowans by providing efficient and effective services and resources so all outreaching State departments can better serve citizens of the state. These services and resources – dependent on the collection and reporting of financial information and the processing of financial transactions – are critical elements needed by every branch of government in order to maintain the quality of life Iowans enjoy.

Open Checkbook | State of Iowa

  Iowa’s open checkbook,, is an interactive ledger representing the State of Iowa’s ongoing commitment to improving fiscal transparency. This website, managed by the Department of Management, allows you to explore state executive branch expenditures from high level summaries down to checkbook level transactions recorded in the State’s central accounting system through highly interactive charts, graphs, and tables.

Travel Quick-Links

  In-State Travel - Employee Reimbursable Travel Rates
  Out-of-State Travel - Employee Reimbursable Travel Rates
  Mileage Rate
  Meal Receipt FAQ
  Online Travel Authorization (OTA) - FAQ available on OTA Website
  Out-of-State City Levels


  I/3 Accounting Documents 
  Iowa's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - Fiscal Year Ending 2020
  Online Membership Approval (OMA) - Membership Approval & Payment
  Online Payroll Warrant Information
  Vendor Payment Portal (VPP) - Online Information for Warrants/Checks & Direct Deposit