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Public Audit Office Awarded $196,000

Posted July 17, 2013

The Office of the Public Auditor (OPA) announced the award of $196,000 in direct U.S. grants. The grants are provided by the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) under the Technical Assistance Program (TAP).

 

Quarterly International Journal of Government Auditing Issued

Posted May 13, 2013

The most recent issue of the International Journal of Government Auditing was released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The International Journal of Government Auditing is published quarterly (January, April, July, October) in Arabic, English, French, German, and Spanish on behalf of INTOSAI (International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions).

 

Public Auditor's Office "Going Green"

Posted May 3, 2013

As part of its effort to reduce paperwork, the Office of the Public Auditor (OPA) in Yap has begun its implementation of Engagement CS, a powerful paperless engagement system. The “one-stop” software is a comprehensive accounting audit management program providing easy organization of any professional engagement, from planning and review to final document archiving, ensuring a complete, accurate, and cost-effective audit engagement.

 

Yap Investigator Earns CFE Credential

Posted April 18, 2013

The Office of the Yap State Public Auditor (OPA) is pleased to announce Leelkan Southwick has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation. The CFE is awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s large anti-fraud organization and a leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. Ms. Southwick is an investigator employed by OPA’s Compliance Investigation Division (CID).

 

Audit Manager Awarded CFE Certification

Posted April 12, 2013

Wilfred O. Dolosa, Audit Manager for the Office of the Public Auditor in Yap, has been proudly awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s large anti-fraud organization and a leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. OPA now has three (75%) of the four CFE’s in Micronesia.

 

Yap Acting Public Auditor Named Associate Editor for International Journal of Government Auditing

Posted December 20, 2012

Patrick J. Zacchini has been named an associate editor for the International Journal of Government Auditing. The International Journal of Government Auditing is published quarterly in Arabic, English, French, German, and Spanish on behalf of INTOSAI (International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions).

 

Public Audit Office Creates New Division

Posted November 12, 2012

The Acting Public Auditor has this day authorized the creation of a new division under the Office of the Public Auditor. Accounting Services will be the 3rd division, along with Audit and Compliance Investigation. The purpose of this new division will be to provide support to the Audit Division in facilitating the audit of the financial statements of component units.

 

CID Conducts Fraud Awareness Briefings

Posted October 26, 2012

The Yap State Office of the Public Auditor (OPA) Compliance Investigation Division (CID) completed its first fraud awareness briefings. The sessions, which were open to the general public and held from October 8 through 12, included presentations to schools and Yap State Government officials and employees of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

 

Audit Manager Attends Communicating Effectively Workshop Hosted by PASAI in Fiji

Posted September 28, 2012

Government auditors from 14 countries participated in a communications workshop held in Nadi, Fiji from 24-28 September. Communicating Effectively, a workshop delivered by the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI), is designed to improve the auditors’ skills in writing and orally presenting their reports.

 

Public Audit Office Announces Launch Of Website

Posted September 18, 2012

The Office of the Yap State Public Auditor is pleased to announce the launch of its new public internet website at www.audityap.org. The website offers the public convenient access to audits and other information on the programs and operations of the Yap State Government and its agencies.

 

Senior Auditor Maria Mitrad Attends Training in Fiji

Posted September 17, 2012

The supervisory skills of participating government auditors in the Pacific region have been enhanced through a just completed Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) training course run in Nadi, Fiji. The two week training course on supervisory roles in government auditing drew 21 participants from 15 Pacific island states.

 

DOI Assists in Creation of Yap CID’s Case Management System (CMS)

Posted September 17, 2012

The first Case Management System (CMS) in Yap has been created for OPA’s Compliance Investigation Division (CID). Assisting in its creation was Special Agent James Smith of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

 

OPA Passes its Internal Quality Control Peer Review

Posted August 27, 2012

Governor Anefal and Speaker Falan were recently informed that the Office of the Yap State Public Auditor (OPA) passed its Peer Review. The review found the OPA to be in full compliance with Government Auditing Standards.

 

OPA Attends Annual APIPA Conference and Workshops

Posted August 24, 2012

The Public Auditor and OPA staff attended the 23rd annual conference of the Association of Pacific Island Public Auditors (APIPA) held in Palau. The conference and workshops were hosted by the Republic of Palau (ROP) Public Auditor’s office.

 

OPA and Attorney General Sign MOU to Develop Mutual Cooperation

Posted July 2, 2012

The Yap State Public Auditor and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively and mutually when it comes to criminal investigations relating to government finances and resources.

 

DOI Office Of Inspector General Conference With APIPA Auditors

Posted June 1, 2012

Public Auditor Ronald Yow and CID (Compliance Investigation Division) Investigator Leelkan Southwick attended the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) conference with the principals of the Association of Pacific Island Public Auditors (APIPA).

 

CID Implements and Adopts Investigation Manual

Posted May 27, 2012

The Compliance Investigation Division (CID) of the Office of the Yap State Public Auditor adopted its Manual of Operating Procedures. The manual has been written to set out the policies and procedures to be applied by CID investigators in performance of their duties.

 

Fraud Hotline Established by Public Auditor

Posted May 17, 2012

The Office of the Yap State Public Auditor’s (OPA) Compliance Investigation Division (CID) has established a “FRAUD HOTLINE” for the general public to use in reporting possible fraud, waste and mismanagement in government.

 

New CID Investigator Hired

Posted May 9, 2012

The Office of the Yap State Public Auditor (OPA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Leelkan P. Southwick, as Investigator for the new Compliance Investigation Division (CID).

 

Yap State Public Auditor Hires Chief Investigator

Posted February 29, 2012

Ron Yow, Acting Public Auditor, is pleased to welcome Sophia Pretrick as Chief Investigator to lead a start-up Compliance and Investigation Division (CID) for this office.