Audit of MCC’s Fiscal Years 2020 and 2019 Financial Statements
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Revise MCC's "Grant Accrual Estimation: Millennium Challenge Account Guidance" to state that when a MCA identifies an advance, the MCA will exclude the advance amount from the grant accrual amount to ensure that the advance is not included in the grant accrual estimate reported to MCC.
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Request the MCAs to establish a documented control mechanism to verify that the grant accrual estimates reported to MCC agrees with the support document used by the MCAs to complete the grant accrual estimates data call template.
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Provide additional training to the MCAs to ensure the MCAs have a clear understanding of the grant accrual estimation and validation requirements.
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Require the MCAs to document improved budgeting process to ensure future payment needs are properly considered at the detail compact program/activity level as part of its quarterly budgeting process.
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Require the MCA Director of Administration and Finance and relevant Program Directors to (1) determine the root cause for delayed payments and report that information to MCC, and (2) timely provide all relevant and applicable payment support and approval documentation (including but not limited to purchase order, contract, acceptance note, delivery note, delivery confirmation receipt, etc.) to the MCA Fiscal Agent for required payment verification procedures and timely process the invoice for payment.
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Provide an additional reminder to the MCAs regarding the payment requirements in the Fiscal Accountability Plan and instruct them to monitor their compliance.
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Revise the "Accountable Entities Guidelines for Contracted Financial Audits" to address the timing of the audit review process to ensure that independent public accountant firms are able to meet the 90-day delivery deadline for issuing the audit report.
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Revise the "Accountable Entities Guidelines for Contracted Financial Audits" to establish a requirement after the initial compact or threshold audit to determine if the 90-day audit report deadline is still appropriate for the next audit given the circumstances (i.e., prior audit delays). If not, then issue an Implementation Letter to establish the new audit report deadline.
MCC's Chief Financial Officer Revise the "Audit, Risk, and Control (ARC) Branch Process for Screening Potential Independent Public Accountant Firms" to clarify when ARC will begin and complete the screening process for a new compact or threshold program.