When is my audit/audit waiver required to be filed with the Auditors office?
The answer depends on the type of political subdivision
- School Districts are due by November 5th of each year.
- Community Colleges are due by November 15th of each year.
- County, County Hospital, County Nursing Home, and ESU are due 1-year after their fiscal year-end.
- Reclamation Districts are due 120 days (4 months) after their fiscal year-end.
- Housing Authorities are due 9 months after their fiscal year-end.
- All other Political Subdivisions are due 6 months after their fiscal year-end.
Audit Forms and Information
- 2022 Audit Forms and Information (includes Excel files)
- 2021 Audit Forms and Information (includes Excel files)
"Best Practices" and Other Significant Information
- Village Boards: "Best Practices" and some information for Village Boards related to financial records.
- Fire District Boards: "Best Practices" and some information for Fire District Boards related to financial records.
- Township Boards: "Best Practices" and some information for Township Boards related to financial records.
Audit Contract Suggestion
We recommend strongly that you consider including a provision in all of your future audit contracts or engagements to address the possibility that your entity may be audited by the Auditor of Public Accounts. Should such an audit by this office occur, that provision would prevent your entity from being billed for more than one audit. The following is an example of possible contractual language:
In the event that the Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) for the State of Nebraska conducts an audit of [name of entity], this engagement/contract shall be void for the 12-month period (or other period specifically designated) covered by the audit conducted by the APA, and [name of entity] shall not be liable to [name of CPA firm] for any costs or expenses relating to such designated audit period.
Filing Options for Completed Audits or Waivers
Option 1: Submit Audit or Waiver Online
Option 2: Mail Audit or Waiver to:
Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
State Capitol, Suite 2303
P.O. Box 98917
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8917
Whether you submit your Audit or Waiver online or by mail, we ask that you only send one (1) audit or waiver. The file should be in PDF format when submitting electronically.
Answers to Your Questions
- Audit Information FAQ
- APA Rules and Regulations
- Additional information required by the Auditor of Public Accounts for audit report filings:
As authorized per Title 41, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 1, the Auditor of Public Accounts requires Political Subdivision audits with financial statements presented on an OCBOA (Other Comprehensive Basis Of Accounting), to include Budgetary Comparison Schedules as Other Information, for the general fund and each major special revenue fund that has a legally adopted annual budget (as described in GASB Budgetary Reporting Codification Section 2400).
For Additional Audit Inquiries:
|Mark Avery, CPA
Assistant Deputy Auditor
Phone (402) 326-3045
|Dakota Christensen, CPA, CFE
Phone (402) 471-2111
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