FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENT AND AUDIT READINESS WEBSITE
Secretary Panetta has declared audit readiness a Department-wide priority and an all-hands responsibility. The Commander’s Audit Readiness Checklist helps Commanders and Directors evaluate and report the organization’s financial management effectiveness and audit readiness. Just as a command uses checklists to assess engineering, logistics, medical, and operational readiness before the next deployment, the Commander’s Checklist assesses an organization’s financial readiness for upcoming financial audits.
Commanders and Directors should use the checklist to ask questions of leaders within their organization to ensure they have the records needed to make sound resource decisions and the Department has the records needed to succeed in financial statement audits.
This Commander’s Audit Readiness Checklist was distributed to the heads of the Defense Agencies. An overview, instructions for use, and checklists for major use of funds and existence and completeness are available for downloading.
Each of the Military Services also distributed a checklist. More information on the Services’ audit readiness efforts may be found at: