Audit Finds Financial Reporting Weaknesses Among Arizona Agencies

Published: Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:33am
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 2:12pm

A financial audit released Thursday found problems with compliance and internal controls at various state agencies. The Arizona Auditor General recommended several changes to protect public monies based on its review of the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015.

State employees use a Web-based system to buy goods and services and that’s where the auditor general found inadequate policies, procedures and controls.

For example, some employees who were responsible for creating purchase orders could also approve them. And, some workers who were responsible for entering invoices could also approve payments.

Auditors recommended the Department of Administration develop procedures to properly assign responsibilities, train all users, and monitor and review their access.

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