Good morning everyone,
I have been informed that the University is undertaking an audit on capital asset inventory. See message below. This means they would like to physically verify selected items (equipment of all and any kind) in their location. We have been provided an extensive list from which they will sample select items.
We have been given very little notice regarding this site visit. The auditor will be in Plant Science on Monday, August 28th from 8:30 - 12:00. I will accompany the Auditor to various spaces around the Agriculture and Plant Science Bldgs. I will do my best to limit disruption to you and your work space. They will not be visiting Glenlea or Carman Research Farm at this time.
I realize this is highly inconvenient at this time and do not anticipate high success rate in locating some of the older equipment noted.
Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated.
From: Vanessa Ryplanski <Vanessa.Ryplanski@umanitoba.camailto:Vanessa.Ryplanski@umanitoba.ca> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2023 8:19 AM To: Allison Paulusma <Allison.Paulusma@umanitoba.camailto:Allison.Paulusma@umanitoba.ca> Subject: Capital Asset Inventory Audit
As discussed at the group meeting this week, I was recently informed that the University is undertaking an audit of all capital asset inventory. They have engaged KPMG to assist them with the audit.
Attached is a list Capital Accounting has provided of the capital asset inventory on file as of March 31, 2023. Note: Any items added or disposed of since April 1, 2023 are not accurately reflected in this list.
My current understanding is that the auditor will want to physically verify selected items in their location. It was noted that, at this time, they will be auditing only items that we have recorded to be on campus. They won't be visiting Glenlea or Carman.
I will be meeting with the auditor this afternoon to obtain further detail and will advise more on process and expectations asap.
Thank you, Vanessa Ryplanski, CPA Budget Officer - Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
University of Manitoba 262 Agriculture Building Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Phone: 204-474-6027 Vanessa.Ryplanski@umanitoba.camailto:Vanessa.Ryplanski@umanitoba.ca