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File #: 2020-0870   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 12/23/2020 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 1/20/2021 Final action: 1/20/2021
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE Office of Inspector General (OIG) Final Report on the Statutorily Mandated Audit of Miscellaneous Expenses for the Period of April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Accounting, Audit, Informational Report, Payment
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Final Report on Statutorily Mandated Audit of Miscellaneous Expenses for the Period April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 (Report No. 21-AUD-03), 2. Presentation
Meeting_Body
FINANCE, BUDGET, AND AUDIT COMMITTE
JANUARY 20, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: AUDIT OF MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES FOR THE PERIOD OF APRIL 1, 2020 TO JUNE 30, 2020
Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE Office of Inspector General (OIG) Final Report on the Statutorily Mandated Audit of Miscellaneous Expenses for the Period of April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

Issue
ISSUE

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) performed an audit of Metro miscellaneous expense transactions processed from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. This audit was performed pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 130051.28(b) which requires the OIG to report quarterly to the Board of Directors on the expenditures of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for miscellaneous expenses, such as travel, meals, refreshments, and membership fees.

Background
BACKGROUND

All Metro expenditures are categorized into various expense accounts and recorded in Metro's Financial Information System (FIS). Metro employees have several options for seeking payment for miscellaneous expenses incurred, such as check requests, purchase cards, purchase orders, and travel & business expense reports. Each option has its own policies, procedures, or guidelines.
The Accounting Department's Accounts Payable Section is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of payment for miscellaneous expenses.
This audit covered a review of Metro miscellaneous expenses for the period of April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. For this period, miscellaneous expenses totaled $1,902,336 with 730 transactions. We selected 53 expense transactions totaling $586,063 for detail testing.


Discussion
DISCUSSION

Findings
The miscellaneous expenses we reviewed for the period of April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 generally complied with policies, were reasonable, and adequately supported by required documents. However, we found that for three of the e...

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