The AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center has released 4 tools that can help auditors make sense of auditing provider relief funds. It addresses the unique HHS audit requirements as well as how to handle Parent / Subsidiary relationships. It also has a tool for auditors new to performing single audits as well as a checklist for organizations getting their first single audit. The GAQC has made these available to the public and you do NOT need to be a GAQC member to access (although the membership is more than worth the investment!)
OMB has issued administrative relief for those who receive federal financial assistance that is DIRECTLY RELATED to COVID-19. The GAQC has provided clarifying guidance on who the relief is directed to. We expect additional guidance for a broader subset of nonfederal entities due to operational issues in the near future. Universities are also impacted significantly by COVID-19 due to instructional disruption. The Department of ED has also provided guidance on the impact on student financial assistance. This blog reviews the major impacts of this OMB alert.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has proposed changes to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR, Part 200). The proposal takes into consideration the President’s Management Agenda, alignment with statutory requirements and clarifications. OMB is required to update the Uniform Guidance every five years. Comments are due by March 23, 2020 and must be submitted electronically to www.regulations.gov.
Office of Management and Budget has issued the new Data Collection Form for use in years 2019 through 2021. There are a quite a few changes auditors (and auditees) should be aware of including customizable SEFAs, an auditee EIN edit check, as well as more text...