San Diego mock audit yields promising results

By Emily Tsambiras DLA Distribution Public Affairs

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As practice for advanced stages of its current Independent Public Accountant audit, DLA Distribution San Diego, Calif., put itself to the test, conducting its own mock audit in late July to ensure its processes are repeatable and sustainable.

At both its San Diego and North Island locations, the distribution center conducted a mock audit of policies and procedures administered by service provider Team Olgoonik to ensure accurate processes are being conducted per contract and Standard Operating Procedures.

The DLA Distribution Headquarters Audit Readiness Team was on hand to administer the audit and gauge the distribution center’s adherence to standards and ability to pass any operational/financial audits by external organizations. 

DLA Distribution San Diego is one of many DLA Distribution sites currently undergoing an IPA audit as part of the legal mandate that the Department of Defense be fully auditable by 2017.  DLA voluntarily accelerated that goal, and announced it was ready for audit last year. 

Currently, the distribution center is undergoing the Statements for Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 portion of the audit, which will confirm or deny the establishment of control objectives and effectively designed control activities within the organization.

According to DLA Distribution San Diego, Calif., commander Navy Capt. John Soracco, the mock audit validated the team’s self-assessment, Corrective Action Plan efforts and training to date on SOPs.

“We are on the right track.  There were no surprises in terms of our self-assessment.  We know our operation,” said Soracco.