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Governmentwide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System (GTAS)

Glossary

Acronym Definition
ATB Adjusted Trial Balance
BETC Business Event Type Code. An eight-character code used in the GWA System to indicate the type of activity being reported, such as payments, collections, borrowings, etc. This code must accompany the TAS and the dollar amounts in order to classify the transaction against the Fund Balance With Treasury.

The BETC in effect replaces the transaction codes and standard subclasses that are currently used on the central accounting reports, such as those used on the Statements of Transactions (FMS 224) and the Undisbursed Ledger and Trial Balance Reports (FMS 6653 and 6654).
Business Line A grouping of activity (BETCs) that must be disclosed in Federal Government publications. The business line replaces the Record Type 7 balances that are currently in FACTS II.
CGAC Common Governmentwide Accounting Classification Structure
FACTS I Federal Agencies Centralized Trial-Balance System I. An application that collects agency preclosing adjusted trial balances at the fund group level using the USSGL accounts in numerical order with the required attributes. It is the application used by FPAs to electronically report proprietary adjusted trial balances at yearend.
FACTS II Federal Agencies Centralized Trial-Balance System II. The application used by FPAs to electronically report budget execution information to the Department of the Treasury instead of on the FMS 2108, SF 133, and Budget Program and Financing paper documents.
FIRST Financial Information and Reporting Standardization
FPA Federal Program Agency
FR Financial Report of the U.S. Government
GFRS Governmentwide Financial Report System. An application that captures each agency's Closing Package information; links the agencies' comparative, audited consolidated, department-level financial statements to the FR; and resolves material deficiencies identified by the Government Accountability Office.
GTAS Governmentwide TAS ATB System. A system used by agencies to report budget execution information and proprietary financial reporting information to the Department of the Treasury.
GWA System Governmentwide Modernization Project
IFCS Intragovernmental Fiduciary Confirmation System. The official confirmation system for FPAs that engage in fiduciary intragovernmental transactions.
IRAS Intragovernmental Reporting and Analysis System. An internal database in FMS used to conduct in-depth analysis and to synthesize/provide quarterly and yearend Closing Package reporting, as well as IFCS reporting, of all intragovernmental transactions to Federal entities.
MAX An integrated database for the collection, retrieval, manipulation, presentation, and publication of budget formulation and budget execution data, as well as other related data. GTAS data will be provided to the Office of Management and Budget for use in MAX at least four times a year.
SID United States Standard General Ledger Interactive Database
SMAF Super Master Account File (combination of current FACTS I and II MAF files).Contains the valid TAS balances and TAS attributes used for budgetary and proprietary ATB submissions.
SSO Single Sign-On System
STAR Central Accounting and Reporting System of the Federal Government
TAS Treasury Account Symbol. An identification code assigned by the Department of the Treasury, in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget and the owner agency, to an individual appropriation, receipt, or other fund account. (These accounts are defined in TFM Volume I, Part 2, Chapter 1500.) The term "Treasury Account Symbol" is a generic term used to describe any one of the account identification codes assigned by the Department of the Treasury. The term "Treasury Appropriation/Fund Symbol" (TAFS) is used to describe a particular type of TAS-one with budget authority. All financial transactions of the Federal Government are classified by TAS for reporting to the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget.
TFM Treasury Financial Manual
TROR Treasury Report on Receivables/Debt Collection System
UCAD Use of Central Accounting Data. A project with the goal of improving interagency eliminations by providing agencies a tool that uses Treasury's Central Accounting authoritative data (CAD) in USSGL terms to reconcile to their interagency transactions and balances.
USSGL The U.S. Standard General Ledger. Provides a uniform Chart of Accounts and technical guidance to be used in standardizing Federal agency accounting and to improve the quality and consistency of data reported by agencies.

   Last Updated:  March 14, 2014