Section 28.35(2)(e), Florida Statutes, provides that the Department of Financial Services (DFS), Bureau of Auditing, will conduct expenditure audits of individual Clerks of the Circuit Court. This includes auditing court-related expenditures of State funds to ensure compliance with Section 28.35(3), Florida Statutes, and to determine whether the expenditures were properly authorized, recorded, and supported. It is the practice of DFS to conduct these audits every three to five years. The audits result in a written report to the Clerks, with the Clerks providing a response and a corrective action plan to address the reported findings and recommendations.
The Contract Management Review Team within the Bureau of Auditing, as authorized by Sections 17.03, 215.971(3), and 287.136, Florida Statutes, audits State agencies to evaluate whether management has established and implemented contract deliverables monitoring processes that promote an appropriate level of oversight and control over the accomplishment and receipt of significant deliverables and the authorization of payments for invoiced deliverables. The audits result in a written report to the State agency, with the agency providing a response and a corrective action plan to address the reported findings and recommendations.
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The Bureau of Auditing reviews contracts and grants valued at $750,000 or more. The Bureau's review includes identifying if agreements includes a scope of work that clearly establishes the tasks that must be completed, has quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable deliverables, and specifies financial consequences for noncompliance. The audit results are provided to the agency to address any deficiencies noted during the review.
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The Bureau of Auditing conducts audits of operational and internal controls pertaining to State expenditures in accordance with Florida Statutes, Chief Financial Officer Memoranda, and the Reference Guide for State Expenditures. The Bureau also periodically receives requests to perform review of financial processes for other governmental entities.
These reports contain the findings of payroll related audits conducted by the Bureau of State Payrolls at state agencies.
These reports contain the findings of special audits conducted by the Bureau of State Payrolls of various payroll programs.
The Bureau of Vendor Relations monitors all Statewide Vendor file (SWVF) records added by agency employees to confirm compliance with SWVF policies and procedures. The SWVF Add Review Scorecard summarizes the results of the review.