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Audit and Review Procedure

The Controller of the University of California, Merced is the coordinator of external audit for the campus. The Controller offers ongoing assistance to departments on fiscal and administrative audits by external agencies. External audits and reviews may be conducted by Public Accounting Firms (CPA Firms), federal or state agencies, or funding organizations.

If contacted for an audit or review by external agencies, please notify the Controller immediately after you receive notification. The Controller will facilitate the engagement by offering guidance regarding preparation, working with other departments, and working directly with the agencies. The Controller can assist with scope, testing, documentation, negotiating the presentation of findings, and the final report.

If contacted for an audit or review by an internal unit from Office of the President or other Regent Entities, please refer them directly to the Controller. The Controller works directly with Internal Audit and other departments to facilitate the engagement, including initial meetings, setting the scope of work, and other aspects of the engagement.

The Controller will call upon other organizations such as Sponsored Projects, Equipment Management, Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, Accounting, Academic, and Administrative departments to participate as needed.

The Associate Chancellor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor is the Locally Designated Official (LDO) for all investigations, whistleblower, and public information requests. In the event that the audit or review involves an investigation, the Controller will notify the LDO.