The Latest Rules and Regulations That Impact Your Government Entity

Implementing Internal Controls Over Fixed Assets

Internal controls are vital processes which help protect an organization and promote efficiency. Fixed assets in general tend to have a lower risk for fraud due to the difficulty associated with stealing it, but it is still a good idea to implement internal controls over fixed assets. Don’t miss: Avoid a single audit with this …

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Avoid a single audit with this alternative

Through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) program, over $350 billion have been distributed by the Treasury to more than 30,000 entities. Because of the aggressive funding, many small, local governments have received far more funding than they ever have before which has triggered a single audit requirement. However, there is a …

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How to prevent expense fraud

When it comes to protecting your organization’s financial resources preventing expense fraud is critical. Expense fraud not only reduces revenue but also leads workers to believe they can get away with theft and possibly more profitable fraudulent activities. Don’t miss: Net investment in capital assets calculation requirement Steps to avoid expense fraud Expense fraud isn’t …

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Net investment in capital assets calculation requirement

Did you know you are now required to include a file containing the calculation of net investment in capital assets? This file is reported on your government-wide statements of net position for both governmental and business-type activities with your ACFR submission package to GFOA. You need it to receive your Certificate of Achievement for Excellence …

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Classroom site fund changes

Proposition 301 was passed for the state of Arizona in 2000. Schools know this proposition as CSF, or Classroom Site Fund. It provides millions of dollars to public and charter schools each year to benefit the salaries and performance pay bonuses directly paid to teachers. As of March 18, 2021, Governor Ducey signed the Senate …

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What is a disaster recovery plan?

A disaster recovery plan identifies plans and instructions the personnel of an organization should take to respond to and mitigate any disruptive event such as cyber-attacks, natural disasters and power outages. Any of these disruptive events may result in the loss of authority over systems and even financial loss. Don’t miss: Are you at risk …

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Are you at risk for wages in kind fraud?

During the normal course of business, it is important for management to keep in mind when and why fraud may occur within their organization. By gaining an understanding of what motivates employees to commit fraud, management can assess risks and apply procedures to their daily operations to reduce the opportunities available to commit fraud. The …

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First single audit?

Is this your first single audit? Did the American Rescue Plan funding push you over the threshold to require a single audit? You might be in luck! The Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) recently sent out guidance regarding smaller entities receiving federal funds for the first time. Federal agencies realize the burden that the additional …

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Preparing special reports

Although unusual, there are several instances when reporting is intended to not be in conformity with GAAP. Special reports help an auditor view information in a way other than in the typical financial statement format. These reports are not extremely common, but when it is applicable, it is important to fully understand if and why …

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Tips for avoiding corporate fraud

Unlawful acts performed by an individual or company in unethical manner is known as business or corporate fraud which not only impacts the business but the employees and outside parties as well. Although it can be difficult to prevent and catch, a business can limit the extent of fraud through things such as policies, checks …

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