Mount Morris Central School District – Claims Auditor (2022M-131)

Issued Date
November 23, 2022

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Audit Objective

Determine whether the Mount Morris Central School District (District) claims auditor performed a proper claims audit.

Key Findings

The claims auditor did not perform a proper claims audit because she did not ensure claims had adequate supporting documentation for her review prior to approval.

  • We reviewed 89 claims totaling approximately $5.3 million and found 86 claims did not contain adequate documentation for the claims auditor to perform a proper audit.
  • The claims auditor inappropriately audited 17 of 41 claims that included Greater Southern Tier Board of Cooperative Educational Services (GST BOCES) service charges totaling $58,320. The Board of Education (Board) should have audited these claims.

Key Recommendations

  • Ensure claims contain adequate supporting documentation, such as approved quotes, bids and contracts.
  • Properly audit all claims that include GST BOCES service charges.

District officials generally agreed with our recommendations and indicated they will take corrective action. Appendix B includes our comments on the District’s response.