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AIDB Receives “Unmodified” No Findings Audit from Public Examiners




Lynne Hanner

Director of Institutional Advancement


AIDB Receives “Unmodified” No Findings Audit from Public Examiners

June 27, 2018 -- The Department of Public Examiners has released the most recent audit of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, indicating that no findings were reported for the fiscal year October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. According to the report issued by Chief Examiner Ronald L. Jones, AIDB earned an “unmodified” audit opinion which reflects that financial statements and the review process gave a true and fair view of business functions.
“An unmodified opinion is the best rating given by public examiners and we are very pleased that our efforts to ensure financial accountability have earned these results,” said AIDB President Dr. John Mascia. “I congratulate Chief Financial Officer Lesley Bollendorf and our business and administrative staff for their diligence and hard work. Fiscal accountability is one of our strongest priorities.”
“The results of our tests disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards,” the Report stated, and indicated no issues with internal controls.
“In our opinion, Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind complied, in all material respects, with the types of compliance requirements on each of its major federal programs for the year ended September 30, 2017. “
“Effective management of resources is critical to our goal of providing quality education and training programs for our students who are deaf, blind and deafblind,” said Dr. Mascia. “Wise fiscal management enables us to invest effectively in the children and adults we serve.”
AIDB is a state agency that embraces a wide range of programs from education to rehabilitation to manufacturing which presents a unique challenge to examiners as they review multi-dimensional financial operations. The Institute incudes three residential campuses for children; a rehabilitation facility for adults; a statewide network of outreach services including eight regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia; a manufacturing complex in two locations and management of four military base supply stores in Alabama and Georgia. AIDB serves almost 25,000 individuals annually.