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Fiscal Close Certification

Annual certifications from management have been included in the fiscal closing processes to strengthen internal controls to assure a higher level of integrity in financial reporting.

Deans, vice chancellors, vice provosts, department chairs and MSO/CAOs sign Fiscal Close Certification Letters to acknowledge their responsibility for and confirm to the best of their knowledge and belief:

  • They are responsible for the application of university policies and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources and to prevent and detect fraud in the areas in which they are involved.

  • There are no material transactions or agreements, including the accrual of liabilities, that have not been properly recorded in the university's accounting records.

  • Communications from regulatory agencies, donors, or other entities concerning noncompliance with laws, regulations, applicable guidelines, directives or with an appropriate standard of care have been disclosed in writing to the Associate Vice Chancellor - Finance/Controller.

  • All known allegations of fraud or suspected fraud have been disclosed to the appropriate university official or workgroup.

  • The areas in which they are involved manage funds in compliance with laws, regulations, provisions of contract and grant agreements, and donor restrictions that apply to these funds.

For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Fiscal Certification website.