20 Feb 2018
(OPA) — The CNMI Office of the Public Auditor is pleased to announce that it has received the highest rating possible for its 2018 quality-control peer review.
In compliance with generally accepted government auditing standards, OPA undergoes an external peer review every three years.
The purpose of this year’s review is to determine if OPA’s internal quality-control system is suitably designed and operating effectively.
This year, OPA received a full compliance rating.
The peer review was conducted by the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors or APIPA.
The team comprised of Pohnpei State Office of the Public Auditor’s Audit Manager Alice Etse and Assistant Auditor General Atmita Jonathan and Audit Supervisor Maludrik Maludrik of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Office of the Auditor General.
The team tested OPA’s adherence to Government Auditing Standards issued by the comptroller general of the United States. OPA’s last peer review in 2014 yielded the same rating of full compliance.
OPA is grateful to the 2018 APIPA peer review team for its efforts and professionalism displayed throughout the duration of the review. OPA extends great appreciation to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs who grants APIPA the funding to perform the peer reviews in the Micronesian region.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/102371-opa-gets-highest-rating-possible