|SUMMARY OF:||State of Alaska, Single Audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2010.|
Purpose and Scope of the Report
This report summarizes our review of the State of Alaska’s basic financial statements and the State’s compliance with federal laws and regulations in the administration of approximately $3.36 billion of federal financial assistance programs. The audit was conducted in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. It also complies with the federal Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and the related OMB Circular A-133 issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
The report contains: an opinion on the basic financial statement of the State of Alaska for FY 10, recommendations on financial and compliance matters, auditor’s reports on internal controls and compliance, the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards, and the Summary of Prior Audit Findings.
The basic financial statements for the State of Alaska are fairly presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America without qualification.
The legislature appropriated approximately $400 million from the General Fund to the Constitutional Budget Reserve Fund (CBRF) during FY 10. This represented the entire General Fund obligation to the CBRF. As of June 30, 2010, the CBRF was fully repaid.
The State has substantially complied with the applicable laws and regulations in the administration of its major federal financial assistance programs. The report does contain recommendations regarding significant deficiencies in the State’s internal control over financial statements and federal programs; none of the recommendations are considered material weaknesses.
Findings and Recommendations
This report contains 30 recommendations, of which eight are unresolved issues from last year. Also, four of the recommendations are made to Alaska Housing Finance Corporation whose audit was performed by other auditors. Some of the recommendations made in this report require significant changes in procedures or a shifting of priorities and, therefore, may take more than one year to implement. The Summary Schedule of Prior Audit Findings in Section III identifies the current status of most prior audit recommendations not resolved by the release of the FY 10 statewide single audit.