REPORT DIGEST

 

GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT

For the One Year Ended:

June 30, 2004

 

 

Summary of Findings:

Total this audit†††††††††††††††††††††† 1

Total last audit†††††††††††††††††††††† 1

Repeated from last audit††††††† 0

 

 Release Date:

January 27, 2005

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

®      The Foundation did not properly interpret and apply Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 33 Accounting and Financial Reporting for Nonexchange Transactions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

FINANCIAL AUDIT

For the Year Ended June 30, 2004

FINANCIAL OPERATIONS (ALL FUNDS)

FY 2004

FY 2003

(Restated)

REVENUES

††††† Operating revenues......................................................

 

EXPENSES

††††† Operating expenses.....................................................

††††† ††††† Operating loss.......................................................

 

NONOPERATING REVENUES (EXPENSES)

††††† Contributions...............................................................

††††† Investment income ......................................................

††††† Net nonoperating revenues...........................................

††††† Loss before other revenues, expenses,

††††† gains and losses...........................................................

 

††††† Total other revenues or (expenses)...............................

††††† Decrease in net assets..................................................

 

NET ASSETS

††††† Net assets-beginning of year........................................

††††† Net assets-end of year.................................................

 

$37,331

 

 

$242,637

($205,306)

 

 

$118,938

†† 57,572

$176,510

 

($28,796)

 

 

$16,713

($12,083)

$2,062,329

$2,050,246

 

$63,374

 

 

$303,449

($240,075)

 

 

$163,701

†† 17,535

$181,236

 

($58,839)

 

 

($7,035)

($65,874)

 

$2,128,203

$2,062,329

 OTHER SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNT BALANCES

AT JUNE 30,

2004

AT JUNE 30,

2003 (Restated)

Cash and Investments........................................................

Capital assets....................................................................

Accounts Receivable.........................................................

††††††† Total Assets...............................................................

Total Liabilities..................................................................

Net Assets

††††††† Invested in capital assets.............................................

†††††† Restricted Nonexpendable..........................................

†††††† Restricted Expendable................................................

†††††† Unrestricted................................................................

†††††† Total Net Assets.........................................................

$ 987,671

1,117,851

†††††††††††††††† 0

$ 2,105,522

$55,276

 

$1,117,851

681,842

256,135

††††† (5,582)

$2,050,246

$ 945,847

1,117,851

††††††††† 3,274

$ 2,066,972

$4,643††

 

$1,117,851

663,437

278,353

††††††† 2,688

$2,062,329

FOUNDATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

During Audit Period: Vacant (7/01/03 to 1/31/04), Dr. James Britt (2/01/04 to 6/30/04)

Currently: Dr. James Britt


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Foundation reported a prior period adjustment in the amount of $171,733

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES NOT PROPERLY APPLIED

 

†††† Governors State University Foundation (Foundation) did not properly interpret and apply Government Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 33 entitled, "Accounting and Financial Reporting for Nonexchange Transactions".

 

†††† During our review of grant documents we noted that the agreements did not stipulate that the Foundation must first incur allowable costs in order to qualify for the resources (an eligibility requirement).Therefore, upon award of the grant and the beginning of the period of availability, the Foundation had met the eligibility requirements for these voluntary nonexchange transactions. After we brought this to the attention of management, they recorded and reported a prior period adjustment in the amount of $171,733 and restated the prior year comparative information in the accompanying financial statements and management discussion and analysis to correct this error.

 

†††† Foundation management indicated that they believed they were not required to recognize the revenue until the applicable expenditures were made from the grant program.

††††

†††† We recommended the Foundation improve its system for identifying eligibility requirements for voluntary nonexchange transactions and properly account for such transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.(Finding 1, page 8)

 

†††† Foundation management accepted the finding and stated that they will implement the suggested changes.

 

†††† Foundation responses were provided by Dr. James Britt, Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

†††† Our auditors stated the financial statements of Governors State University Foundation as of June 30, 2004 and for the year then ended are fairly presented in all material respects.

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________________

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

 

 

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SPECIAL ASSISTANT AUDITORS

 

†††† Our special assistant auditors on this audit were Nykiel Carlin & Co., LTD.