October 2017 Audit Committee Meeting Minutes

Minutes Audit Committee
Greater Hartford Transit District
Hartford, Connecticut
October 30, 2017

Brendan T. Flynn, Committee Chair

Mr. Flynn called the Meeting of the Audit Committee of the Greater Hartford Transit District (the “District”) to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Transit District’s Offices, One Union Place, Hartford, Connecticut.  Committee members present included Brendan T. Flynn and Mary A. Oliver.  Vanessa Rossitto and Leslie Zoll of Blum Shapiro and Company were also in attendance. Vicki Shotland, Executive Director, and Nhan Vo-Le, Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services, represented District management.  Ms. Vo-Le served as Acting Committee Secretary.

Ms. Zoll provided an overview of the draft audited Financial Statements (the “Statements”) and the draft Federal and State Single Audit reports (the “reports”) for fiscal year 2017.  Ms. Rossitto expressed an unmodified (clean) opinion on the Statements and the reports.  The Statements will be submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in December 2017 for a certificate of excellence in financial reporting.  Ms. Rossitto concluded the overview with Auditor’s Communication Letter indicating that there was no material weaknesses reported in controls over financial reporting or compliance with federal and state grant requirements.  The audit was completed with no findings and no difficulty or disagreements with management.

There being no further business brought before the Committee.  Next, the committee and board members met briefly with Ms. Rossitto and Ms. Zoll in the absence of management representation.

Mr. Flynn adjourned the meeting at 5:45 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Nhan Vo-Le, Acting Committee Secretary

On conference call

Posted: 10/31/17