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Boston — As part of her plan to achieve excellence in government auditing, Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today initiated a major reform plan that impacts nearly every aspect of audit operations from staffing levels to audit planning. Auditor Bump also released the findings of an independent professional review that she requested from the National State Auditors Association. This report as well as an internal staff performance assessment formed the basis of her efforts to reform the office.
“These reforms are designed to improve the effectiveness of our work, commit to a professional workforce, and above all put into place a vigorous quality assurance system,” said Auditor Bump. “We can’t expect the state agencies we audit or the public to have confidence in the office if we don’t operate at the highest professional levels.”
Among the actions Auditor Bump announced:
Much of Auditor Bump’s action plan is in response to a report issued by a team of professional state auditors from across the country who reviewed the office’s audit policies and procedures from July 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010.
The team issued a rare adverse report and found that the office’s system of quality control did not conform to government auditing standards because of deficiencies in audit planning, staff competence, audit documentation and audit reporting.
Auditor Bump said many of the reforms should be in place by September and vowed that the Auditor’s Office will not receive another adverse report during her administration.
“By serving as a shining example of accountability, professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness and transparency and by producing quality audits, we provide the motivation and tools state government can use to make meaningful improvements in their own agencies and programs. That is what taxpayers need and want from their state government.”
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