“The accompanying Statement of Expenditures summarizes the financial activity of the Special Counsel's Office (SCO) for the period May 17, 2017 through September 30, 2017. As an organization within the Department of Justice, the SCO is required to comply with the rules, regulations, procedures, practices, and policies of the Department of Justice.' SCO management is responsible for designing, operating, and maintaining a system of internal controls to enable the SCO to accurately report its financial information to the Department and meet the requirements of applicable laws and regulations. In addition, SCO management is responsible for ensuring that controls exist to meet the requirements of DOJ Order 2030.4G, Control of Funds under Apportionment.The Department recognizes the importance of maintaining adequate internal controls and is committed to the continuous improvement and oversight of financial management controls. The Department has a network of internal review groups that provides assistance to components with their internal control programs. As part of the Department's annual assessment of internal control over financial reporting, the Justice Management Division, Internal Review and Evaluation Office conducted a review of SCO business processes related to budget and obligations during the assessment period of May 17, 2017 through September 30, 2017. The review identified no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in the design or operation of SCO controls.In the year ahead, the Department will continue to dedicate and leverage resources to maintain strong program and financial management controls. Management takes its program and financial accountability seriously and is dedicated to ensuring that funds are used in a responsible and transparent manner.28 CFR 600.7 - Conduct and Accountability. “
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