A Report on the Audit of the Permanent School Fund's Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Statements
Report Number 16-012
In our audit report dated December 18, 2015, we concluded that the Permanent School Fund's (the Fund) basic financial statements for fiscal year 2015 were materially correct and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The Fund published our audit report as part of its basic financial statements, which it intends to post on its Web site at www.tea.texas.gov.
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 management, is presented in the attachment). In that report, auditors identified a deficiency in the General Land Office's segregation of duties over its processing of transactions for alternative investments.
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 Fund's internal control over financial reporting or on compliance with laws and regulations.
Auditors will communicate certain issues that were not material or significant to the audit objectives in writing to the Fund's management.
As required by auditing standards, we will also communicate to the State Board of Education certain matters related to the conduct of a financial statement audit.