Financial Management Handbook

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The purpose of the Financial Management Handbook (Handbook) is to present the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) standards, procedures, and operational requirements in support of the accounting policies, principles, and applicable legal requirements contained in DOE Order 534.1B. Specifically, it provides guidance regarding the central agencies’ accounting principles and standards-that is, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and Government Accountability Office (GAO) that must be followed. It also provides general guidance for accounting and financial management policies for functions and responsibilities not otherwise covered and that may be unique to DOE, such as the Nuclear Waste Fund.