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1 OMB Update: Getting to Green New tools for effective financial management

2 Agenda Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM) Presidents Management Agenda (PMA) –The Scorecard –Initiatives Other Financial Management Initiatives

3 Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM) Mission: To promote and support first-class financial management in the executive branch of the Federal government.

4 Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM)

5 Financial Systems Wayne Leiss Standards and Grants David Zavada Financial Integrity and Analysis Danny Werfel Asset Management (personal and real property) Debt Management Improper Payments Performance Measurement Presidents Management Agenda Travel and Purchase Cards Financial Management System Architecture Agency Financial Management Systems Financial Management Line of Business Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA) Financial Reporting Internal Control Accounting Standards Development (FASAB) Financial Statement Audits Grants Management Single Audit

6 CFO Council Who comprises? 24 major Federal departments and agencies. CFO Council Committees –Best Practices –Financial Management Policies and Practices –Financial Reporting Acceleration –Financial Systems Integration –Grants –Improper Payments –Performance Measurement

7 Presidents Management Agenda (PMA) Human Capital Competitive Sourcing E-Government Improving Financial Performance Budget and Performance Integration ___ Improper Payments Real Property

8 Getting to Green on Financial Performance No Auditor- Reported Material Weaknesses Clean Audit Opinion FFMIA Compliant No Material FMFIA Section 4 Weaknesses No Chronic or Significant ADA Violations Meets Reporting Deadlines No Material Non- Compliances with Laws or Regulations No Material FMFIA Section 2 Weaknesses Uses Financial Information to Drive Results in Key Areas Expands Routine Data Use Compliance Results

9 The PMA Scorecard Red = Unsatisfactory Yellow = Mixed Results Green = Success

10 Getting to Green on Financial Performance Timely and accurate reporting Strengthened accountability for internal control Financial management system initiatives –Federal Management Line of Business / Centers of Excellence The Getting to Green Plan – integrating data into decisions

11 Accelerated reporting drove better processes –Agency PARS by November 15th –Government-wide financial report by December 15 th –Quarterly statements in 21 days –Driving more timely and accurate financial information Timely and accurate reporting Aggressive Reporting Dates Met

12 Improved Financial Processes in 2004 Reconciliations and analyses performed throughout the year Annual heroic efforts unsustainable New government- wide reporting process

13 Whats Next? Maintaining a stable reporting schedule for 2005 Further refining process improvements –CFOC Acceleration Committee focus Streamlining OMB policy guidance to facilitate its use

14 Strengthening internal control over financial reporting New Requirements Revisions to Circular A-123 (December 2004) Strengthened/more rigorous management assessment processes for financial controls Ongoing Activities Ongoing quarterly monitoring under PMA Ongoing audit testing/ compliance reporting

15 Why did OMB Revise Circular A-123? Presidents Management Agenda Existing internal control weakness Influence of Sarbanes- Oxley (SOX) Provide a comprehensive internal control framework/standards

16 Revised Circular A-123 Emphasizes Effective internal control is a management responsibility Financial reporting controls (Appendix A) Integrated Approach –Leverage existing activities Cost-effective Approach –Additional auditing under certain circumstance

17 Revisions to Circular A-123 Require a strategic look at financial reporting risks Direct testing of controls Documentation to support/validate results New management assurance statement

18 Important Management Judgments Scope = Breadth and Depth –Breadth Financial reports included –Depth: Processes supporting financial reports Extent of work at major subsidiaries / locations Determining materiality Developing a testing approach Further implementation guidance

19 Seeking Efficiencies: Leveraging Baseline Activities FISMA –IT Security Review/Remediation IPIA –Assessment/Remediation Single Audits Remediation activities – New controls/ corrective actions SAS 70 reviews Other program review activities

20 A-123 Reporting Requirements Assessment as of June 30 th Assurance statement reported in PAR (November) Three types of assurance statements Report material weaknesses in statement Summary of corrective actions

21 Implementation Guide Contents Introduction Step 1: Planning Step 2: Evaluating Control at the Entity Level Step 3: Evaluating Control at the Process Level Step 4: Testing Step 5: Concluding, Reporting, Correcting Exhibits Frequently Asked Questions

22 Whats Next? Issue implementation guidance –CFOC Policies and Practices Committee Agencies should be engaged in the planning process now OMB will initiate discussions on agency-specific implementation plans

23 Financial management system initiatives Agency systems requirements/certifications –Expand core scope –Interface standards –Improve certification process Financial Management Line of Business –Avoid redundant investments –Achieve economies of scale and skill –Business process standardization Accounting Program Management Revenue

24 Federal management line of business (FM LOBs) Two Dimensions: procurement and standardization Standardization of business processes Centers of Excellence (CoE) –At a minimum provide hosting, operation and maintenance of core financial system –Agencies purchase services competitively Select from public sector, private sector or cross- sector partnership –Timing of system migration based on system life cycle, not rigid date.

25 The Getting to Green Plan Describe the desired outcome/objective –e.g., lower/control cost of major activity Discuss how data will be used strategically to achieve outcome/objective –e.g., unit costs, business intelligence dashboards Describe how results are/will be measured –e.g., baseline and target costs or similar performance measure

26 Whats Next? OMB plans to issue guidance by the end of July on the necessary contents of a Getting to Green Plan, including model initiatives from current plans.

27 OTHER PMA INITIATIVES Effective real property management Improving accuracy of payments

28 Getting to Green in Real Property Eliminate Surplus Property Disposition Algorithm Performance Metrics Agency Asset Management Plans Legislative Authority for Disposal Inventory Data on all Assets Compliance Results

29 Getting to Green in Improper Payments Sound Corrective Action Plans with Aggressive yet Feasible Reduction Targets Eliminate Improper Payments Accurate Measurements for High-Risk Programs Compliance Results

30 Results of 04 government-wide report –$45.1 billion in improper payments –7 programs comprise 95% of this amount (Big 7) –Agencies established aggressive reduction targets – $4.9 billion in 2005; $8.1 billion in 2006; $12.3 billion in 2007 CFO Council Committee Initiatives –Revise PAR reporting format –Industry Day RFI/RFP process –Recommended changes to M Improper Payments Update

31 Other Financial Management Initiatives Strengthening control over charge cards Grant streamlining Introduction of the Metrics Tracking System (MTS)

32 Strengthening control over charge cards New guidance set forth in Circular A-123, Appendix B Consolidates and updates existing charge card requirements. Established minimum requirements and identifies best practices in following areas: –Planning, Training, Risk Management, Credit Worthiness, Refunds, Strategic Sourcing, and Tax Recovery

33 Grants Initiatives Formed CFOC Grants Policy Committee –Coordinate grants policy/streamlining initiatives –GMLOB participation –Support single audit Grants streamlining activities –Common applications and reporting forms Grants management line of business –Common processes/eliminate redundancy OMB Compliance Supplement Update Issued

34 Introduction of the Metrics Tracking System (MTS) 9 current metrics – –FBWT; Suspense; AR; EFT; Prompt Pay; Interest Penalties; IBA Travel; CBA Travel; Purchase Card Planned metrics – –Intra-governmental; Purchase Card Refunds; Grants Management

35 OFFM Contact Information PHONE: David Zavada Danny Werfel Wayne Leiss WEBSITE:

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