DOJ’s external auditors reported internal control deficiencies in asset forfeiture data quality and management. Issues identified were related to the timely recording of revenue; existence, accuracy, and valuation of property; and revenue misclassification.
• Audit Readiness
• Risk Assessment & Management
• Internal Controls
The Asset Forfeiture Management Staff (AFMS) Data Quality Team (DQT) performs monthly sample testing to mitigate audit risk, creates and provides asset forfeiture data quality training, and helps AFMS and the participating agencies prepare for and respond to the annual Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audit. DOJ had two successive years of material weaknesses upgraded to a significant deficiency during the last audit year.