Selecting an Auditor
The school must select an independent auditor to complete four audits/agreed upon procedure reports. They are the September Enrollment Audit, the January Enrollment Audit, the Fiscal & Internal Control Practices Report, and the Financial Audit.
The Audit Firm Listing includes certified public accounting (CPA) firms who were completing Choice audits as of April 2019. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Department of Public Instruction. Schools may engage any currently licensed CPA firm that has not been barred from the program if they meet the independence standards for the Private School Choice Program audits. The auditor must be a licensed CPA and the firm they work for must be a licensed accounting firm. This can be verified with the Department of Safety and Professional Services through the following link: https://app.wi.gov/licensesearch. The school should ensure that the auditor and audit firm it selects meets these requirements.
Once a school has identified what auditor they will use, the auditor and school must complete the Auditor Authorization form. Information on completing the Auditor Authorization form and the auditor requirements is available in Training 3-3 on the Auditor Authorization form.
Auditor Access to the Online Application System (OAS)
In order for an auditor to gain access to the student information required for the audits, the auditor must complete an OAS Auditor Access Form that is signed by the partner on the Auditor Authorization form, and complete the OAS Auditor Access Training.
If you have forgotten your email address or password, please email the DPI.
On Demand Training
The Department has various on demand trainings available. Topics include the following:
- General Program Overview
- Financial Audit
- Fiscal & Internal Control Practices Report
- Count Reports, K4 Outreach Requirements, Payments, and Enrollment Audits
- Application Requirements
- Auditor Authorization Form
- Student Information System
Please see the On Demand Training webpage for additional information and to view the trainings.
If you are at an audit firm and interested in receiving the regular correspondence for the Special Needs Scholarship Program and Choice auditors, please send the DPI an email. Please note that this is one combined list.