ANNUAL AUDIT PLAN FOR 2017
I am pleased to present our audit plan for calendar year 2017. This plan provides a road map for accomplishing our mission to conduct independent and objective audits to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the programs and operations of Amtrak (the company), while also preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse.
Throughout 2017, we plan to start up to 22 audits that will focus on high-risk and high-impact issues related to the company’s strategic goals of financial excellence, safety and security, and customer focus. The scope of the audits will also address risks related to fraud, waste, and abuse. Our planned audits are organized around six focus areas:
• Acquisition and Procurement
• Asset Management
• Information Technology
• Safety and Security
• Train Operations
As the year unfolds, we may adjust this plan to ensure that we direct available resources to the areas with the highest risk and impact.