Test Plan - TemplateTest Plan - Control Background, Test Procedures, Test Results, and Evaluation1DoD Entity4Preparer2Financial Statement Line Item(s)5Preparer'sPhone #3Business Cycle(s)/Assessable Unit/Sub-Assessable Units6Documentation Location7Financial Statement Assertion(s)8Key Risk(s) of Material Misstatement (ROMM)9Financial Reporting Objective(s) (FROs)10Control Activity Description11Test Objective(s)12Control Type13Control Frequency14Testing Period15Test Method16Transaction Universe and Reconciliation17Sampling Technique18Sample Size and Basis19Acceptable Number of Deviations/Tolerable Misstatement20Location of Testing21Test Description22Test Procedures and Testing Attributes23Test Results24Test ResultsEvaluation of Test Results25Control Effectiveness Conclusion26Tester's Signature & Date27Supervisor's Signature of Acceptance & Date
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Test Plan - InstructionsTest Plan - Control Background, Test Procedures, Test Results, and Evaluation1DoD EntityEnter the name of the component (e.g., Army, Navy, Air Force) or other defense organization (i.e., DCMA, DTRA, DLA).4PreparerEnter the name of the person completing the Test Plan form.2Financial Statement Line Item(s)Enter the financial statement line item.5Preparer'sPhone #Enter the preparer's office phone number.3Business Cycle(s)/Assessable Unit/Sub-Assessable UnitsEnter the name of the high level end to end business cycle (i.e., Hire to Retire, Procure to Pay, Budget to Report) and specific sub-process associated with the control activity (i.e., disbursement of civilian payroll).6Documentation LocationIf applicable to the test being performed, cite the location where documents (to support test) are stored. Also cite the office/organization responsible for maintaining the documentation.7Financial Statement Assertion(s)Identify the financial statement assertion (Existence or Occurrence), Completeness, Valuation, Rights and Obligations, or Presentation and Disclosure) that control activity is designed to meet. 8Key Risk(s) of Material Misstatement (ROMM)Identify the key risk(s) of material misstatement which may occur in the financial statement line item, accounting application and associated business process. Note: The risks of material misstatements must be from the listing of key risk(s) of material misstatements in Section 5 or Appendix B (sections B.1.1, B.2.2, B.3.2, and B.3.3) of the FIAR Guidance.9Financial Reporting Objective(s) (FROs)Identify the financial reporting objective(s) that is/are relevant to the aforementioned business process(es) and mitigates the identified key risk(s) of material misstatement. Note: The financial reporting objective(s) must be from the listing of financial reporting objectives/outcomes in Section 5 or Appendix B (sections B.1.1, B.2.2, B.3.2, and B.3.3) of the FIAR Guidance.10Control Activity DescriptionIdentify the control activity that is currently in place to mitigate the key risk(s) of material misstatement and achieve the aforementioned financial reporting objective(s). Include a detailed description of the control activity, noting the following:1) Who performs the control activity? For manual control activity, there should be a preparer and reviewer/approver. 2) How is the control activity performed? 3) How (and when) frequently is the control activity performed?4) How is performance of the control activity documented (i.e., what forms are used)?5) How is performance of the control activity evidenced (i.e., signature and date on form)11Test Objective(s)Enter the purpose/objective of the control test (e.g., to verify that the control activity is operating as described and intended throughout the organization)Example: Verify that the Fund Balance with Treasury Reconciliation: is performed timely and by authorized personnel; is reviewed and approved by appropriate personnel; and identifies reconciling items which are researched and resolved via appropriate adjusting entries. 12Control TypeIdentify whether the control activity is performed manually (e.g., manual authorization, review or reconciliation, etc.), is automated (i.e., system edit checks, system access restrictions and authorizations, automated review and approvals, etc.), or performed manually using system generated information (i.e., physically verifying existence of inventory using system generated inventory report).Note: Control activity should be documented on the "Controls Assessment" form.13Control FrequencyNote the frequency with which the control is performed (e.g., annual, monthly, weekly, daily, recurring). Note: Frequency with which control is performed, number of individuals performing control and number of locations where control is performed must be considered as these factors determine sample sizes to be selected for testing.14Testing PeriodIdentify the timeframe for selecting transactions for control tests (e.g., all disbursements from October 1, XXX1 to March 31, XXX2).15Test MethodDocument the test method(s), to be used to execute control test The four types of tests are: Inquiry, Observation, Examination, and Reperformance. Note: Detailed explanation of each of the test types can be found in Section 3.E of the FIAR Guidance.16Transaction Universe and ReconciliationDocument the transaction universe (i.e., all civilian payroll payments made between October 1, XXX1 and December 31, XXX1) and reconcile the sum of the individual transaction balances (i.e. population) to the general ledger (or equivalent).Note: The transaction universe is any entire collection of transactions or other whole set of items for a given period of time from which we wish to draw conclusions, and from which the sample will be drawn.17Sampling TechniqueDocument the method used to select the sample. Note: The FIAR Guidance requires random sampling for tests of controls.
18Sample Size and BasisDocument the sample size, and describe rationale for sample size selected. Note: Guidance for determining sample sizes can be found in Section 3.E of the FIAR Guidance. 19Acceptable Number of DeviationsDocument the acceptable number of deviations (i.e., how many exceptions are allowed before control fails the test?) Note: Guidance for determining acceptable number of deviations can be found in Section 3.E of the FIAR Guidance.20Location of TestingNote the location where the test will be performed (e.g., Reporting Entity Headquarters, DFAS Cleveland, etc.)21Test DescriptionProvide a summary of the test.Note: The test should be designed to ensure that the test objectives (Item 11 above) are satisfiedExample: Verify that the Fund Balance with Treasury Reconciliation has been completed and reviewed and all reconciling items have been researched and corrected by examining 3 months of FBWT Reconciliation documents for evidence of timely completion, preparer and supervisory review and approval, and timely and accurate resolution of reconciling items.22Test Procedures and Testing AttributesExplain the test procedures in detail. List each step to be performed to ensure that the test objective is achieved. Identify the testing attribute(s), or element(s) or feature(s) of control activity that the control test is seeking to validate. Example: For each monthly FBWT Reconciliation document selected, examine the reconciliation and all associated documentation (JV forms, etc.) to ensure that: Attribute 1. Reconciliation was performed timely (month end- or within 5 business days thereafter)Attribute 2. Signature and date of preparer exists to evidence performance of reconciliation.Attribute 3. Reconciliation identified errors/exceptionsAttribute 4. Errors were researched and corrected through appropriate adjusting entriesAttribute 5. Documentation exists to support resolution of errors Attribute 6. Reconciliation is reviewed by appropriate personnel (supervisor) and evidence exists to support review
23Test Results Describe the results of the test work performed (see test work table below). Document the number of sample items whe