18-01, Audit of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Financial Statements

Audit of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Financial Statements

We issued a disclaimer of opinion on the consolidated financial statements of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as of September 30, 2017 and for the year then ended. Key audit findings were:

  • CNCS was unable to provide adequate evidential matter to support a significant number of transactions and account balances due to inadequate processes and controls to support transactions and estimates, and incomplete records to support transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Auditors were unable to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence to provide a basis for an audit opinion (disclaimer);
     
  • Four material weaknesses (Financial Reporting; Trust Fund Unpaid Obligations; Trust Service Award Liability Model; Grants Accrual Payable and Advance) and one significant deficiency (Information Technology Security Controls) in CNCS’s internal control over financial reporting;
     
  • No instances of noncompliance with applicable provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements.

Had the scope of the auditors’ work been sufficient to enable them to express an opinion on the CNCS consolidated financial statements, other material weaknesses or significant deficiencies, or noncompliance or other matters may have been identified and reported.