RCMB Caraga Conference Room, Butuan City – The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board (RCMB) – Caraga headed by Regional Branch Director Ma. Theresa M. Francisco, and Commission on Audit (COA) Area Team Leader led by Reygelden Mejorada along with team members, Margareth Hilario and Lalaine Janet Bernat, met on an Exit Conference, March 2.  

The activity was primarily aimed to issue an audit report for Fiscal Year 2021 comprising observations and recommendations on the branch’s financial operations.  

The audit team systematically laid down its three (3) observations and recommendations, which the branch found to be engaging and informative. With this, RCMB-Caraga is steered towards a better fiscal management for Fiscal Year 2022.  

“We hope that our team will be of help to the RCMB-Caraga in improving the operations of the Branch for an honest and transparent governance,” Area Team Leader Reygelden Mejorada said.  

Despite the challenging times brought by 2021, the branch is grateful for the audit team’s substantial findings and favorable recommendations.  

“We are grateful for the audit team for always providing guidance and information in keeping our commitment for transparency, accountability and disciplined fiscal managers of RCMB Caraga,” Dir. Ma. Therese Francisco shared.  

“With the new inputs provided by the audit team, we are ready for face FY 2022 with confidence and grit,” she added.  

“Public funds must be spent judiciously in accordance with prevailing laws, rules, and regulations in order to promote transparency and good governance,” she concluded.  

Furthermore, this Branch assures that it will closely coordinate with COA in the conduct of its audit and has requested its continued guidance.  

The challenge remains as RCMB-Caraga moves onward to FY 2022 with the expectation of facing the challenges with resilient commitment and strong fortitude.  

Conducted annually, the exit conference is the meeting at the end of an audit engagement where the auditors and client meet to discuss the findings of the audit and the recommendations in the report.#MaryCarmelleJumawan/RCMB13
The audit team systematically laid down its three (3) observations and recommendations, which the branch found to be engaging and informative.
Dir. Francisco assures the audit team that the Branch will closely coordinate with COA in the conduct of its audit and has requested its continued guidance
Marianee Villegas, Account Designate, explains the management comments regarding the audit observations
Area Team Leader Reygelden Mejorada shares more inputs in line with the audit observation