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1 OSA Update Katie Thigpen, Financial Audit Supervisor Michael Spivey, IS Auditor NC Office of the State Auditor

2 Session Etiquette Please turn off all cell phones. Please keep side conversations to a minimum. If you must leave during the presentation, please do so as quietly as possible. Thank you for your cooperation! 2

3 Session Topics Financial Audit Update Information Systems Audit Update 3

4 Financial Audit Update Financial Audit Update - Topics Summary of Financial Reporting for 2013 Preview of Financial Reporting for 2014 Audit Standards Update Audit Plan for 2014 Internal Controls in a Financial Statement Audit Preparing for a Financial Statement Audit 4

5 Summary of Financial Reporting Findings/Issues Noted Statement on Auditing Standard 115 Communicating Internal Control Related Matters Identified in an Audit 5

6 Summary of Financial Reporting Findings/Issues Noted No pervasive reportable findings.. No Wipe Out! 6

7 Summary of Financial Reporting Items of note from FY 2013 Blending Disclosure (GASB 62) Disaggregation (GASB 68) MD&A (GASB 34) 7

8 Preview of Financial Reporting Financial Reporting Standards Update (GASB) – GASB 65 - Items Previously Reported as Assets and Liabilities – GASB 66 - Technical Corrections—2012—an amendment of GASB Statements No. 10 and No. 62 – GASB 67 - Financial Reporting for Pension Plans—an amendment of GASB Statement No. 25 – GASB 70 - Accounting and Financial Reporting for Nonexchange Financial Guarantees 8

9 GASBS 65 Items Previously Reported as Assets and Liabilities Current or Advance Refundings of Debt Government-Mandated Nonexchange Transactions and Voluntary Nonexchange Transactions Debt Issuance Costs Use of the term “Deferred” 9

10 GASBS 66 Technical Corrections – 2012 Amendment of GASB 10 and 62 No impact on University financial reporting 10

11 GASBS 67 Financial Reporting for Pension Plans Focuses on PLAN reporting Replaces GASB 25 and GASB 50 – 25 - Financial Reporting for Defined Benefit Pension Plans and Note Disclosures for Defined Contribution Plans – 50 - Pension Disclosures 11

12 GASBS 70 Accounting and Financial Reporting for Nonexchange Financial Guarantees Objective Example Anticipated impact 12

13 Highlights for Financial Reporting Pro Forma Update Changes to the FY14 Pro Forma GASB 68 13

14 Auditing Standards Update No impact on fiscal year 2014 audits 14

15 Federal Compliance Audits Federal Programs Selected For Audit Research and Development Cluster Student Financial Assistance Cluster Higher Education Grant

16 Financial Related Audits 16 Financial Related vs Financial Statement Audit Bridging the gap Risk assessment Ideas

17 Internal Controls in a Financial Statement Audit What the standards say… (SAS 122) Elements of Internal Control – Control Environment – Risk Assessment – Information System – Control Activities – Monitoring 17

18 Preparing for the Audit Talk to the auditors – Before the audit – During the audit – After the audit Organize documentation Analyze the statements for variances 18

19 Information Systems Audit Update Summary of 2013 IS Audit Procedures Why Should I Care About IT General Controls? Plan for 2014 IS Audit Procedures & Beyond 19

20 Summary of 2013 IS Audit Procedures 2013 – Fourth Year of Financial / IS Audit Partnership Year three – formal communication of IS issues to CIO – NOT findings for the Financial Statement audit – Letters showing “Opportunities for Improvement” Year four – informal communication of IS Issues – NOT findings for the Financial Statement audit – Followed up on prior year “Opportunities for Improvement” Goal remained to help you avoid findings in an IT audit 20

21 Summary of 2013 IS Audit Procedures General Observations from 2013 Work: – Follow-up on topics from 2012 – Common issues in 2013 UNC-GA Banner Hosting Services audit – IT audit released

22 Why Should I Care About IT General Controls? 22

23 Plan for 2014 IS Audit Procedures & Beyond Continue Partnership work with Financial Audit Leverage prior year work where possible Reduction in scope for 2014 Goals: – Improve efficiency and reduce IS Audit contribution to your audit bill – Future – Return of IT General Control audits 23

24 Questions & Answers 24

25 Thank You! Katie Thigpen, Audit Supervisor Office of the State Auditor Michael Spivey, Information Systems Auditor Office of the State Auditor


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