2015 Annual Report
Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC’s) internal control over financial reporting relevant to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) and the FSLIC Resolution Fund (FRF) is a process effected by those charged with governance, management, and other personnel, the objectives of which are to provide reasonable assurance that (1) transactions are properly recorded, processed, and summarized to permit the preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, and assets are safeguarded against loss from unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition; and (2) transactions are executed in accordance with provisions of applicable laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements, noncompliance with which could have a material effect on the financial statements.
FDIC management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, including the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. FDIC management evaluated the effectiveness of the FDIC’s internal control over financial reporting relevant to the DIF and the FRF as of December 31, 2015, based on the criteria established under 31 U.S.C. 3512(c), (d) (commonly known as the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA)). FDIC management performed this evaluation through its corporate risk management program that seeks to comply with the spirit of the following laws, standards, and guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) among others: FMFIA; Chief Financial Officers Act (CFO Act); Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA); Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA); and OMB Circular A-123. In addition, other standards that the FDIC considers are the framework set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s Internal ControlIntegrated Framework and the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government.
Based on the above evaluation, management concludes that, as of December 31, 2015, FDIC’s internal control over financial reporting relevant to the DIF and the FRF was effective.
Martin J. Gruenberg
Steven O. App
Deputy to the Chairman and Chief Financial Officer