Timely Audit Services
THE AUDIT: Most
Tribal Governments are required to have an annual audit completed by an
independent public accountant within nine months after fiscal year end. DONHAM, CPA, LLC plans each audit to work
with Tribal staff to assure that the audit is completed efficiently and the
audit report is available for distribution by the filing deadline.
PREPARING FOR THE AUDIT: Many Tribes require technical assistance in preparing
financial statements and supporting documentation for the auditor. Most often,
the accounting firm chosen to perform the audit cannot assist in this year end
process, commonly referred to as "year-end closeout," due to the need of the
auditor to remain independent. DONHAM, CPA, LLC can accelerate the "close-out"
process and provide detailed and accurate financial data for the auditor. This
type of audit preparation assistance often provides invaluable training for the
Tribal staff in preparing for future audits.
AUDIT RESOLUTION: Federally required audit reports often contain adverse findings in the
management of federal awards and may include specific questioned costs about
eligibility of expenditures charged to the awards. Federal awarding agencies
that are referred to in the audit report as having either adverse findings or
questioned costs required a formal response from the Tribe. DONHAM, CPA, LLC has
saved Tribes millions of dollars through negotiations with federal agencies to
eliminate and/or materially reduce repayment of audit questioned costs.