Cheektowaga-Maryvale Union Free School District - Continuing Education (2019M-123)

Issued Date
September 06, 2019

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Audit Objective

Determine whether District officials properly accounted for the Continuing Education Department’s (Department) financial activity.

Key Findings

  • Community education financial activity was not accounted for in the correct fund.
  • Certain literacy program revenue was improperly recorded as community education revenue.
  • Fringe benefit costs were disproportionately charged to the community education program expenditure account instead of the literacy program, totaling $728,000.
  • Officials did not always properly record literacy program revenue in the correct fiscal year.

Key Recommendations

  • Properly account for community education activity in the general fund.
  • Accurately record revenue and expenditures in the correct program.
  • Recognize revenue in accordance with the modified accrual basis of accounting.

District officials agreed with our findings and indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.