Report on Follow-Up Audit of the Billing System


May 2004


Reference Number:2004-1C-103



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May 20, 2004




†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE


FROM:†††† Daniel R. Devlin /s/ Daniel R. Devlin

†††††††††††††††† Assistant Inspector General for Audit (Headquarters Operations and

†††††††††††††††† Exempt Organizations Programs)


SUBJECT:†††† Report on Follow-Up Audit of the Billing System (Audit #20041C0228)


The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) re-examined the contractor Civil Groupís billing system as of April 9, 2004, to assure their system of billing controls is adequate to provide billed costs that are reasonable, compliant with applicable laws and regulations, and subject to applicable financial control systems.The DCAA also evaluated the Civil Groupís compliance with the billing systemís internal control requirements.According to the DCAA, the purpose of this examination was to follow-up on the contractorís corrective actions taken in response to a previously issued audit report, dated November 22, 2002.

The DCAA indicated that compliance tests on the Civil Groupís billing system were performed prior to an April 3, 2004, merger with another contractor.Therefore, the sampling universe did not include the acquired contractorís business units.Accordingly, the results of the audit are qualified to the extent that performing compliance tests on these billings may have resulted in billing system deficiencies.

The DCAA stated that, except for the qualification noted above, the billing system and related internal control policies and procedures of the Civil Group are adequate.During the course of the follow-up examination, the Civil Group adequately corrected the deficiencies cited in the original billing system audit.

The information in this report should not be used for purposes other than those intended without prior consultation with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration regarding their applicability.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (202) 622-8500 or John R. Wright, Director, at (202) 927-7077.





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