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1 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome TLO #11: Given a requirement to audit an outcome or process, determine how to analyze the sample and criteria and then generalize the findings to the population.
2 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome ELOs: 1. Define generalize. 2. Define findings. 3. Define criteria. 4. Define materiality. 5. Define significance. 6. Describe how to analyze a sample selected from a population for a specific outcome or process. If this is done correctly you should be able to generalize the findings to the population. For this exercise your professor will assign your Team an outcome or process. Your Team must determine the criteria needed to analyze a sample from the outcome or process. *Records *Physical Inventory
3 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome *Reports *Utilizing Government Property *Maintenance *Property Closeout 7. Distinguish between a systemic and non-systemic defect(s). 8. Distinguish between a material and immaterial defect(s). 9. Explain materiality and significance as they apply to acceptance and rejection rates (systemic versus non-systemic findings). (Measure of the estimated effect that the presence or absence of an item of information may have on the accuracy or validity of a statement. Materiality is judged in terms of its inherent nature, impact (influence) value, use value, and the circumstances (context) in which it occurs.) 10. Determine the acceptance/rejection of a population based upon the acceptance/rejection rates of the sample.
4 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Property Management System (PMS) Audit Definition:Property Management System Audit-A systematic objective review and evaluation of a Contractor’s property management system (PMS) including both the written procedures and the application, implementation and compliance with those procedures including:The Government Property ClauseThe terms and conditions of the contract, andAny customary commercial practices, voluntary consensus standards, or industry leading practices selected by the Contractor for incorporation and application in the PMS.
5 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome The written procedures serve as a “standard” or a way to measure the performance of the Contractor’s processes, systems, records, and methodologies.Contractor employees are expected work to this standard (application of the procedures).Internal and External auditors will periodically examine the Contractor’s Property Management System to see how well the Contractor complies with both the written procedures and the application of the procedures.By careful examination and analysis of the Contractor’s Property Management System one can readily determine if the Contractor is compliant (acceptable risk) or non-compliant (unacceptable risk).
6 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Analyzing an Outcome (Process):An outcome (process) is a segment of a Contractor’s Property Management System based upon the life cycle approach set forth in the Government Property Clause at FAR (f). Each outcome (process) is a unique segment of the whole PMS as required in the FAR. These segments are frequently referred to as the “life cycle” of Government Property and must be audited & analyzed for compliance. They are:AcquisitionReceipt (identification)RecordsPhysical InventoriesMaintenanceSubcontractor ControlReports, Relief of Stewardship ResponsibilityUtilizing Government Property (consume, move, store)Maintenance of PropertyProperty Closeout (property disposal).
7 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Minimum requirements for a Property Management System:FAR establishes the MINIMUM requirements (standards) for each Outcome (Process).The contractor must augment these minimum requirements with voluntary consensus standards, industry leading practices, and customary commercial practices in their Property Management System.Whatever the contractor includes in their Property Management System is subject to audit and analysis.Compliance reduces the risk of loss of Government Property.Non-Compliance increases the contractor’s risk.
8 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Population-An aggregation of documents or records,or even physical assets, or possibly even actionsselected for review due to their “common characteristics.”Sample-A number of items such as documents, records, articles, or actions selected from a population/lot for a review in order to draw inferences regarding and generalizable to the status of the population. This is one of the more critical aspects of performing the audit because an inappropriate sample can lead to “audit bias” resulting in the findings being ruled invalid.Defect-A deficiency such as a lack of contractuallyrequired data, erroneous data, inadequate areasor controls, untimely data, etc.
9 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Criteria/Criterion-Is an evaluative item of a PMS Process or Process segment subject to audit and analysis by the appropriate method. Specifically, criteria are the questions that are posed of the Contractor’s PMS.
10 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Criteria/Criterion:Many of these questions involve more complex answers than a simple “yes” or “no.” They require an analysis of the data embedded in the question.For example, “Property control records conform to the FAR…” this question requires an analysis of the record card (or electronic records) to assure that the basic information required by the FAR is provided on that record. See FAR (f)(iii) plus any additional information required by customary commercial practices, voluntary consensus standards, or industry leading practices.In general, a “yes” or “no” answer is inappropriatefor most criteria because it does not provideany audit evidence.Yes or No?
11 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Analyze DefectsA defect is a condition in which a process, a sample item, or sample item element of a Contractor’s PMS contains one or more deficiencies.
12 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Analyze Defects (continued)Systemic Defects: These are serious defects that have a negative impact on the Contractor’s Property Management System.Non Systemic Defects: These are minor defects and have a minor impact on the Contractor’s Property Management System.
13 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Generalize from the Sample to the PopulationIf sample results are good, is the system good?If the sample results are bad, is the system bad?Analyze Defects: are they systemic or non-systemic?
14 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Determine the status of the Process, Process Segment, or CriterionDo they comply with the established standards in the Contractor’s Property Management System?Is Corrective Action Needed?- Correction of System Defects- Correction of disclosed items with no systemic correction
15 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome FAR (g) Systems AnalysisShould it be determined by the Government that the Contractor's (or subcontractor’s) property management practices are inadequate or not acceptable for the effective management and control of Government property under this contract, or present an undue risk to the Government, the Contractor shall prepare a corrective action plan when requested by the Property Administrator and take all necessary corrective actions as specified by the schedule within the corrective action plan.Please Note: DCMA requires their Property Administrators to first present the audit evidence for corrective action to the Contracting Officer. The CO (not the PA) will request corrective action from the Contractor.
16 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome Corrective Action Plan (continued)Contractors shall develop a Corrective Action Plan that shows milestones and timeframes for the correction of the deficiencies
17 IND 205 Audit Analysis of an Outcome System Audit SummaryAt the conclusion of each property system audit, the PA shall prepare a written summary of findings to support continued adequacy of the system and/or defects identified and their impact on system status (Acceptable or Disapproved)