A Report on the Audit of Texas A&M University - San Antonio's Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Statements
Report Number 12-041
In our audit report dated June 8, 2012, we concluded that Texas A&M University - San Antonio's (University) basic financial statements for fiscal year 2011 were materially correct and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The University published our audit report as part of its basic financial statements, which it intends to post on its Web site at www.tamusa.tamus.edu.
We also issued a report on internal control over financial reporting and on compliance and other matters as required by auditing standards (that report, including responses from University management, is presented in the attachment to this letter). In that report, auditors identified the following significant deficiencies:
- The University's initial calculation of tuition discounts and allowances and financial aid amounts was inaccurate because it relied on a report that incorrectly calculated the dollar amount of federal financial aid in fiscal year 2011. After auditors brought this matter to the University's attention, it corrected that error.
- The University did not reconcile the clearing accounts used in the automated interface between its student accounting system and general ledger system. As a result, the University did not identify that it had incorrectly added adjustments totaling $900,302 to its clearing accounts. After auditors brought this matter to the University's attention, it corrected that error.
Our procedures were not intended to provide an opinion on internal control over financial reporting or to provide an opinion on compliance with laws and regulations. Accordingly, we do not express an opinion on the effectiveness of the University's internal control over financial reporting or on compliance with laws and regulations.
Auditors communicated certain issues that were not material or significant to the audit objectives in writing to the University's management.
As required by auditing standards, we will also communicate to the Texas A&M University System board of regents certain matters related to the conduct of a financial statement audit.
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