SUMMARY OF: State of Alaska, Single Audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2023


Purpose 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 $5.7 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 United States Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance.  

The report contains opinions on the basic financial statements of the State of Alaska for FY 23, findings and recommendations on financial and compliance matters, auditor’s reports on internal controls and compliance, the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards, and the Summary Schedule of Prior Audit Findings.

Report Conclusions

The Alaska International Airports Fund FY 23 audit was not available at the time the State’s financial statement opinions were issued. As a result, we were unable to obtain evidence that the major enterprise fund’s amounts are properly reported as included in the statements of financial position, changes in financial position, and cash flows.

With the exception of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Food Benefits program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program cluster, the Education Stabilization Fund, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program, and the Fire Management Assistance grant, 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 findings regarding material weaknesses and significant deficiencies in the State’s internal control over financial reporting and internal control over federal compliance.

Findings and Recommendations

This report contains 71 findings, of which 31 are unresolved issues from last year. Some of the recommendations made in this report require significant changes in procedures, additional resources, 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 prior financial and federal program related audit findings not resolved as of June 30, 2023.