Report on Compliance with Requirements Applicable to Each Major Program and Internal Control Over Compliance in Accordance with OMB Circular A-133
Board of Trust The Vanderbilt University:
We have audited the compliance of The Vanderbilt University with the types of compliance requirements described in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement that are applicable to its major federal program for the year ended June 30, 2006. The Vanderbilt University’s major federal program is identified in the summary of auditors’ results section of the accompanying schedule of findings and questioned costs. Compliance with the requirements of laws, regulations, contracts, and grants applicable to its major federal program is the responsibility of The Vanderbilt University’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on The Vanderbilt University’s compliance based on our audit.
We conducted our audit of compliance in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America; the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, and OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. Those standards and OMB Circular A-133 require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether noncompliance with the types of compliance requirements referred to above that could have a direct and material effect on a major federal program occurred. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence about The Vanderbilt University’s compliance with those requirements and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. Our audit does not provide a legal determination on The Vanderbilt University’s compliance with those requirements.
In our opinion, The Vanderbilt University complied, in all material respects, with the requirements referred to above that are applicable to its major federal program for the year ended June 30, 2006. However, the results of our auditing procedures identified one instance of noncompliance with those requirements which is required to be reported in accordance with OMB Circular A-133 and which is described in the accompanying schedule of findings and questioned costs as item 06-01.
Internal Control Over Compliance
The management of The Vanderbilt University is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal control over compliance with requirements of laws, regulations, contracts, and grants applicable to federal programs. In planning and performing our audit, we considered The Vanderbilt University’s internal control over compliance with requirements that could have a direct and material effect on a major federal program in order to determine our auditing procedures for the purposes of expressing our opinion on compliance and to test and report on internal control over compliance in accordance with OMB Circular A-133.