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I NSPECTOR G ENERAL U.S. Department of Defense INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 2014 INSPECTOR GENERAL MARINE CORPS TRAINING SYMPOSIUM.

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1 I NSPECTOR G ENERAL U.S. Department of Defense INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 2014 INSPECTOR GENERAL MARINE CORPS TRAINING SYMPOSIUM P RESENTED B Y : T HE H ONORABLE J ON T. R YMER August 5, 2014

2 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 2 D O D OIG AND THE IG C OMMUNITY o 72 statutory IGs  Governed by the IG Act which requires independence and objective of audits, investigations, and inspections o Guided by a common set of principles o Same standards for compliance  Adhere to all rules and laws allows for effectiveness and efficiency o Single way to evaluate products

3 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 3 D EFENSE O VERSIGHT C OMMUNITY

4 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 4 F INANCIAL M ANAGEMENT AND A UDIT R EADINESS o Top priorities for DoD OIG and the Department  Committed to assisting Department to achieve mandated readiness goals  Accurate, reliable and timely financial management information o Challenges ahead to meet statutory deadlines  Audit Readiness  Acquisition Management  Right-sizing of the Department overall o Requires a team effort and extensive cooperation

5 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 5 GAO AND D O D IG R OLES o Achieve Auditable Financial Statements o GAO relies on audit work and financial statements produced by Inspectors General o Independent Public Accounting firms provide audit support to the OIG

6 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 6 S TATUS OF A UDITABILITY E FFORTS o Department continues to improve o Auditing mission critical assets is essential o DoD Comptroller issued Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan  Defines goals, strategy, priorities, and methodology  Incorporates lessons learned from ongoing and prior financial audits  Addresses key internal controls  Provide adequate support for the value of assets

7 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 7 E XISTENCE AND C OMPLETENESS o Critical element to full financial statement audit readiness o Primary focus is to determine and account for the number of mission critical assets o Reliable information on where assets are located and operating condition o DoD OIG issued six reports o Continue to monitor progress

8 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 8 M ARINES C ORPS P ROGRESS o Unqualified Opinion of FY 2012 SBA o Worked together to provide supporting documentation to the auditors o Established a team dedicated to remediating auditor identified findings from the prior years' audits

9 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 9 FY 14 SBA A UDIT S TATUS o DFAS issued the contract to Grant Thornton  End date is April 2015 (approximately) o Grant Thornton is the "auditor of record" for FY14  Will issue the opinion on the Marine Corps SBA  DoD OIG will oversee Grant Thornton

10 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 10 C HALLENGES R EMAINING FOR M ARINES C ORPS o Improve controls over financial reporting processes o Substantive based audit approach is necessary  Larger sample size; increased workload o The errors that did not impact the SBA could significantly impact the opinion on the SBR o Remediation efforts are limited to known problems  Mostly impacts the SBA and the SBR  Remediation efforts need to be expanded

11 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 11 D O D C HALLENGES o Aggressively pursuing improvements o Data quality and timeliness  Necessary to make sound business decisions  Lack of adequate supporting documentation hampers opinion on financial statements o Internal controls  Reasonable assurance for achieving effective and efficient operations  Reliable financial reporting  Compliance  Achieve results

12 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 12 E NTERPRISE R ESOURCE P LANNING S YSTEMS o Critical component of Department’s auditable strategy o Automated system that can perform a variety of business-related tasks  General Ledger accounting  Payroll  Supply Chain Management o Current financial systems not designed to support various amount of material on financial statements  Prevents the Department from collecting and reporting financial and performance data that is accurate, reliable, and timely o Continue to report on issues with ERPs

13 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 13 M OVING F ORWARD – A CHIEVING R ESULTS o Improvements underway across Department  Much work remains to achieve auditable financial statements  Reliable systems and processes are in development o Meeting the 2014 and 2017 deadlines will be a significant challenge o DoD OIG is committed to working with the Department for auditable financial statements o Americans need to know that the Department is committed to being good stewards of taxpayer dollars

14 INTEGRITY  EFFICIENCY  ACCOUNTABILITY  EXCELLENCE 14 QUESTIONS? Contact us at Website: Follow


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