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Annual Report, FY 2014-2015

From Honolulu Auditor, August 6, 2015 (excerpt)

...The Office of the City Auditor (OCA) issued three performance audit reports in fiscal year 2015. The audit reports, which are summarized later in this report, related to: (1) motor vehicle, licensing and permits program; (2) the Board of Water Supply; and (3) bicycle funds. In addition to these audit reports, OCA issued the Audit Recommendations Status Report, a fifth Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) report, four National Citizen Survey reports, and the Citizen-Centric Report for 2014. Based on the citizen survey results, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National Research Center, Inc. awarded the City and County of Honolulu a national Voice of the People Award.

OCA continues to administer the charter-mandated audit of the city’s financial statements by an external accounting firm. The successful bidder for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) contract unexpectedly and suddenly cancelled the contract after the new fiscal year started.  (Editor's Note: That would be PKF, whose managing partner is now facing federal embezzlement charges, see below.) OCA staff had to innovatively resolve the crisis. After consulting the corporation counsel and the budget and fiscal services staffs, the contract was re-awarded to KMH LLP. KMH LLP completed the following audits on time for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014: the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); the Public Transportation System – Bus and Paratransit Operations Financial Statement; Sewer Fund Financial Statements; Management Letter; and Single Audit of Federal Financial Assistance programs. The city again received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

read ... Annual Report

PKF Flashback April, 2015: Prosecutor: HART & OHA Auditing Firm Victim of 3-year, $500K Embezzlement Scheme

September, 2014: City Auditor's Annual Report FY 2013-2014 pg 2 -- "Accuity LLP’s (CAFR) contract ended with the FY2013 audit, and a new contract was awarded to PKF Pacific Hawaii LLP for the five fiscal years 2014 to 2018. PKF Pacific Hawaii LLP subsequently assigned the contract to KMH LLP."

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