New OMB Data Collection Form and Submission Process

January 9, 2014|Susan Pable

The Data Collection Form is a federal form that summarizes the results of an audit in compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. The Data Collection Form is required to be submitted and certified by both the auditee and auditor electronically to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

For 2013 calendar year end audits, both the form and the submission system are being revised. The new submission system is now operational, and the new form was issued January 7. The OMB has granted an extension to February 28, 2014 for all 2013 data collection forms that were due during 2013.

The most significant changes to the form and submission system are:

  • Forms will no longer be accessed by report number and password. All individuals (both auditees and auditors) involved in the submittal process need to set up personal accounts and passwords.
  • Passwords will need to be revised every 60 days or after 30 days of no activity.
  • The signature codes for certification sent by email will no longer be used. Certifications will be handled through the certifying official’s personal account.
  • A new federal award findings page expands the information reported for each audit finding to include the type of the related compliance requirement, the type of deficiency and whether questioned costs are reported.

Schenck will work with our clients through the new submission process, including setting up your personal accounts. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Sue Pable, CPA, is a Shareholder and on Schenck’s government services team. Sue is responsible for the technical review of audited financial statements of the firm’s governmental clients and the implementation of new accounting pronouncements. She has assisted clients with the implementation of new capital asset reporting systems, internal control evaluations, and new financial reporting requirements.  

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