The Department of Education is not ready to make the necessary changes to the way the Audience Development Service, or AUDUSD, is funded. According to the Government Accountability Office, the department is still working on updating its policies and procedures regarding auditing activities of the program.
Auditors are supposed to be provided by the agency, but they can also conduct their own independent audit. Auditors are supposed to conduct an annual review of how the agency is spending the AUDUSD funds. Auditors can’t review the actual financial transactions that are made during a particular year because this could expose weaknesses in the program. Auditors can, however, review the organization’s practices for the year and determine whether the auditors have received any complaints about the organization’s performance.
The auditors cannot report a problem with the Audience Development Service if the auditor didn’t find a problem. For instance, if the auditors found that the Audience Development Service was spending too much money, the auditors can’t complain about this. If the auditors discovered that the auditing system was broken, they cannot complain about that either. So it’s very hard to complain when you find that there is something wrong. You can’t do anything about a problem you don’t know is happening, and the auditor’s job is to find out the truth.
If you don’t like what the auditor found and you feel that you are being unfairly blamed for the problems, you might want to contact the auditors and request a meeting with them. Most auditors welcome open meetings, and some of them prefer to meet with an individual auditor rather than going through a department head. However, the auditor may not be able to work with the specific auditors you are requesting to review your financial records, so it may be better to request that all auditors involved in the audit be sent a letter explaining the reasons why you require such an audit.
If you aren’t happy with the results of the audit, you will need to ask the auditor to explain why they believe that your program needs an audit. Sometimes, the auditor will provide you with a report that explains their reasoning behind their audit findings, but it’s usually up to you to make sure that you receive one that fully details the audit process and what will happen to the audited documents.
Auditors have a great deal of discretion in what they find to be problematic with your organization. It’s often the auditors’ judgment as to determine what problems are too minor to bother the auditors, and what are problems that you really need to take care of. Your auditors may not even be qualified to audit your organization, so it’s best to let them do the audit for you.
You don’t have to hire auditors just because they say they are capable of doing the audit. There are many companies out there that are experienced with doing audits of organizations and they charge the auditing price to cover their services. It’s usually better to hire someone who is qualified, because they’ll be more reliable and knowledgeable about the details of your auditing process. This way, you don’t have to worry about hiring someone who hasn’t been through auditing before. Make sure to look at their credentials, and make sure that they are certified to be an auditor.
Finally, don’t hesitate to request a refund from auditors if you are unsatisfied with the results of the audit. The auditor may be the one who will be responsible for finding problems, so if they find them you need to get a refund. If you’re not satisfied with the way the audit was conducted, you will be able to request a refund.