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Audit of AmeriCorps’ Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Financial Statements

Date Issued
Report Number
OIG-AR-23-01
Report Type
Audit
Description
AmeriCorps has been unable to produce auditable financial statements for the last six years. This year, independent auditors again issued a disclaimer of opinion, reporting 12 material weaknesses and two significant deficiencies. Ten of the material weaknesses are recurring, four of them since FY 2017, five since FY 2018, and one since FY 2021. The auditors reported two new material weaknesses: (1) Knowledge Gap throughout Financial Management Operations and (2) Advances from Others. Further, the financial statements and accompanying notes were not in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Office of Management and Budget Circular A-136 and contained mathematical errors and inconsistencies. The repeated audit opinion disclaimers reflect AmeriCorps’ lack of leadership with relevant Federal financial management knowledge and skills. In recognition of the pervasive weaknesses, AmeriCorps included in its Annual Management Report (AMR) a Statement of No Assurance, acknowledging that the agency could not provide reasonable assurance as to the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, operations, including programmatic operations, and compliance with laws. This is the third year that AmeriCorps has issued a No Assurance statement. Remedial actions by AmeriCorps have closed 12 of the 73 recommendations from prior financial statement audits. The remaining recommendations continue to be valid, three in modified form. The auditors also made 18 new recommendations, for a total of 76 outstanding. AmeriCorps’ response to the audit report did not address the findings and recommendations in detail but reiterated the agency’s commitment to strengthening financial management. The independent accounting firm RMA Associates LLC performed the audit of the AmeriCorps FY 2022 consolidated financial statements, under contract with AmeriCorps-OIG.
Joint Report
No
Agency Wide
Yes
Questioned Costs
$0
Funds for Better Use
$0
0