Management Letter - Gitsegukla Indian Band

Chief and Council
Gitsegukla Indian Band
710 Ray Charles Ave
Gitsegukla, BC  VOJ 2J3

Fax: 250-849-5492

Ref: 2013-14 Recipient Audit Results and Follow-Up

Dear Chief and Council:

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), formally known as Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), conducted a number of recipient audits in fiscal year 2013-14, including an audit of Gitsegukla Indian Band. Please find attached a copy of the full audit report, subsequent audit findings and a summary of the report. The summary will be published on the department's website in the coming weeks, along with this management letter. Should you wish to, you may provide a written response to me, pertaining to this audit within 30 days. Your response will also be posted.

The scope of the initial recipient audit was extended to consider additional information provided to the external auditor which resulted in a reduction of the original amount identified to be recovered. A representative of INAC will contact you shortly to discuss the next steps related to repayment.

The audit report also included a number of recommendations to assist in improving management practices. We look forward to working together to develop a plan to address the management recommendations.

Please contact your regional INAC representative to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about this audit.


Paul Thoppil, CPA, CA
Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer

Anne Scotton, Chief Audit & Evaluation Executive
Lynda Clairmont, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operations
Catherine Lappe Regional Director General, British Columbia Region
Samson & Associates

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