Audit of USAID’s Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2016

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We audited USAID’s financial statements for fiscal years 2017 and 2016 and issued an unmodified opinion.

With respect to internal control, we identified one deficiency that we considered a material weakness, pertaining to USAID’s process for reconciling its Fund Balance With Treasury account with the Department of the Treasury. We also identified three deficiencies that we considered significant deficiencies in USAID’s processes for (1) reconciling intragovernmental transactions, (2) complying with Federal accounting standards for reimbursable agreements, and (3) maintaining adequate records of property, plant, and equipment.

We found no instances of substantial noncompliance with Federal financial management system requirements, but one each with Federal accounting standards and the U.S. Standard General Ledger at the transaction level.

USAID management accepted and took corrective action on our three recommendations to improve internal control.

In planning and performing this audit, we noted certain matters involving USAID’s internal controls. In a management letter, we provided comments and suggestions to the Agency that will improve USAID’s internal controls and result in other operating efficiencies, and discussed them with members of the management team.


Recommendation 1

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer continue to investigate the $83 million differences between the Agency's Fund Balance With Treasury Account and Treasury fund balance to identify the root cause and, if appropriate, modify its
business process to mitigate future occurrences.

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Recommendation 2

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer enhance its policies and procedures to ensure the subsidiary and general ledgers are completely reconciled and the causes of the differences are corrected.

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Recommendation 3

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer implement a quality assurance program to validate the quarterly information that missions submit, and ensure that there are no differences between vehicle management information system and the Chief Financial Officer's records.

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