Current through February 27, 2023
FOR PROCUREMENT OF AUDIT SERVICES.
district board shall solicit bids or competitively negotiate with a certified
public accountant for financial audits required under s.
Stats. The department of revenue acting under s.
Stats., may be considered a certified public accountant for purposes of this
section. The bid specifications shall provide for renegotiation of the scope of
(b) The criteria to be
used in selecting a certified public accountant shall include at a minimum the
expertise of the staff performing the audit, the cost of the audit, the time
frame within which the audit can be performed, and the scope of the
(c) No certified public
accountant shall be precluded from participating in the procurement process on
the basis that the certified public accountant is providing audit services
under s. 38.12(5),
Stats., at the time of solicitation of bids or competitive negotiation for
AUDIT CONTRACTS. Each district board shall, for annual financial audits under
Stats., require the certified public accountant, to conduct the audit in
conformance with the audit guide adopted by the board and generally accepted
LETTER. For every audit, there shall be an engagement letter that shall include
(a) The scope of the
(b) An approximate beginning
and completion date.
(c) The number
of reports to be delivered, to whom each report should be delivered, and the
date that each report shall be delivered. No report shall be delivered later
than December 31, following the end of the fiscal year for which the audit is
(d) The extent to which
the certified public accountant is responsible for detecting defalcations and
other similar matters, and the responsibility of the district to disclose any
such matters to the certified public accountant.
(e) Terms of compensation, including a
provision for possible extended audit procedures not contemplated in the
CONDUCT OF AUDIT. The audit shall be conducted on district premises at a
mutually agreeable time, and the district shall provide adequate space to
conduct the examination.
EXAMINATION OF INTERNAL CONTROLS. The auditor shall review the adequacy of
systems of internal control, including controls over funds from sanctioned
district student activities. If material weaknesses are noted, appropriate
recommendations shall be reviewed with the appropriate district administrator,
and transmitted to the district board by separate management letter or as part
of the audit report.
PREPARATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. The district shall prepare appropriate
financial statements for all account groups and fund types in accordance with
generally accepted accounting principles.
(7) TRANSMITTAL OF AUDIT AND MANAGEMENT
(a) Each district board shall
transmit to the board a copy of any management letter issued to the district as
a result of an audit. Board audit staff, the legislative audit bureau, and such
persons as mutually determined by the district board and the certified public
accounting firm shall be allowed access to and copies of all working papers of
the certified public accounting firm conducting the audit.
(b) Each district board shall authorize the
certified public accountant to communicate directly with the board.
Cr. Register, September,
1983, No. 333, eff. 10-1-83.