School Seminar Key Points: Novopay Concerns
By Craig Fisher - 29 October 2012
Thank you to all the Schools who came to our recent update seminar for schools. We appreciated your input and we trust you found it useful.
Wow did this topic create an interesting level of input! We recognise that the implementation of this new payroll system has caused a lot of challenges and additional work for many schools. So what was the focus of this discussion..
As your auditors we, like you, are still awaiting to see what
some of the year-end reports will be like, and to obtain some
certainty around reliability of the information. As we learn
more we will inform our client schools.
Concern was expressed at our seminar about what the auditors
will be expecting when they come to your school. Our main
focus at your school will be to assess the implementation of
internal controls that you have put in place regarding operating
payroll under Novopay. We are also concerned to understand
how you have been following up regarding inaccuracies and what sort
of information trail you are keeping to ensure this is being done
comprehensively at your school.
Rest assured we are cognisant of the challenges involved and
will as always be taking a pragmatic approach while still seeking
to obtain appropriate audit comfort.
To see the slides from the Update Seminar click here