Audit Extra Classroom Activity Funds Management Letter

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EXTRA CLASSROOM ACTIVITY FUNDS
MANAGEMENT COMMENT LETTER

Board of Education
West Genesee Central School District
Camillus, New York

In planning and performing our audit of the financial statements of the Extraclassroom Activity Funds of West Genesee Central School District (the School District) as of and for the year ended June 30, 2019, in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, we considered the School District’s internal control over financial reporting (internal control) as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances for the purpose of expressing our opinions on the financial statements, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the School District’s internal control. Accordingly, we do not express an opinion on the effectiveness of the School District’s internal control.

A deficiency in internal control exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent, or detect and correct misstatements on a timely basis. A material weakness is a deficiency, or  combination of deficiencies in internal control, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the entity’s financial statements will not be prevented or detected and corrected on a timely basis.

Our consideration of internal control was for the limited purpose described in the first paragraph and was not designed to identify all deficiencies in internal control that might be material weaknesses or significant deficiencies. Given these limitations, during our audit, we did not identify any deficiencies in internal control that we consider to be material weaknesses. However, material weaknesses may exist that have not been identified.

During our current year audit, we became aware of other matters with respect to internal control. This letter summarizes these comments and recommendations regarding these matters. This letter does not affect our report dated October 2, 2019 the financial statements of the Extraclassroom Activity Funds of the West Genesee Central School District.

OTHER MATTERS

Current Year Findings

West Genesee High School

Inactive Accounts
Finding:
During our current and prior year audits, 1 club was financially inactive.

Recommendation:

We continue to recommend clubs be reviewed by Faculty Advisors annually and either dissolved or re- activated in conformance with board policy and guidance from The Safeguarding, Accounting, and Auditing of Extraclassroom Activity Funds.

Camillus Middle School

Cash Receipts – Timely Submission

Finding:
1 of 10 receipts examined was not submitted to the Central Treasurer timely.

Recommendation:
We recommend receipts be submitted and deposited within three to five days of receiving funds.

Prior Year Findings Resolved Camillus Middle School
Cash Receipts – Sales Tax

Finding:
During our prior year audit, for 1 of 7 receipts tested for which sales tax was required to be collected, no sales tax was collected and remitted to New York State.

Resolution:
Sales tax was collected and remitted for all receipts tested, which were subject to New York State sales tax.

Inactive Accounts

Finding:
During our prior year audit, 1 club was financially inactive.

Resolution:
It appears all clubs within the School District were either financially active or dissolved.

West Genesee Middle School

Inactive Accounts

Prior Year Finding:
During our prior year audit, 1 club was financially inactive.

Resolution:
It appears all clubs within the School District were either financially active or dissolved.

We will review the status of these comments during our next audit engagement. We have already discussed many of these comments and suggestions with various school district personnel, and we will be pleased to discuss them in further detail at your convenience, to perform any additional study of these matters, or to assist you in implementing the recommendations.

This communication is intended solely for the information and use of management, the Audit Committee, and the Board of Education, and is not intended to be and should not be used by anyone other than these specified parties.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP
Certified Public Accountants
Ithaca, New York
October 2, 2019

Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP
Rochester | Ithaca | Corning | Cortland | Watkins Glen | (800) 232-9547 www.inserocpa.com

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