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Financial Audit: Federal Housing Finance Agency's Fiscal Years 2011 and 2010 Financial Statements [Reissued on January 26, 2012]
GAO-12-161: Published: Nov 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2011.
In GAO’s opinion, FHFA’s fiscal years 2011 and 2010 financial statements are fairly presented in all material respects. GAO also concluded that FHFA had effective internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2011. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance with the laws and regulations it tested.FHFA's fiscal year 2011 financial statements include costs for the FHFA Of...
Financial Audit: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Statements
GAO-12-186: Published: Nov 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2011.
Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, referred to as the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, created the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB). The act charged it with the responsibility of regulating the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the federal consumer financial laws. The act also requires CFPB to annu...
Financial Audit: Securities and Exchange Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2010
GAO-12-219: Published: Nov 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2011.
Pursuant to the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required to prepare and submit to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget audited financial statements. Pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, amended in 2010 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), SEC is also requir...
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2011 and 2010 Financial Statements
GAO-12-165: Published: Nov 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 2011.
In accordance with authority granted by the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, GAO annually audits the financial statements of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to determine whether (1) the financial statements are fairly presented and (2) IRS management maintained effective internal control over financial reporting. GAO also tests IRS's compliance with selected provisions of significant laws...
Financial Audit: Office of Financial Stability (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Fiscal Years 2011 and 2010 Financial Statements
GAO-12-169: Published: Nov 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 2011.
On October 3, 2008, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) was signed into law. EESA authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to implement the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and established the Office of Financial Stability (OFS) within the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to do so. EESA requires the annual preparation of financial statements for TARP, and further requi...
Capitol Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2008 through 2010 Transactions
GAO-12-85R: Published: Oct 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2011.
In November 1988, the Capitol Preservation Commission (Commission) was established for the purpose of providing for improvements in, preservation of, and acquisitions for the United States Capitol. At the same time, the Capitol Preservation Fund (Fund) was established within the U.S. Treasury (Treasury) and was made available to the Commission to provide financing for the Commission to carry out i...
DOD Financial Management: Weaknesses in Controls over the Use of Public Funds and Related Improper Payments
GAO-11-950T: Published: Sep 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is required to design and implement effective internal controls, including controls over its use of public funds ("funds controls") and controls over its payment processes ("payment controls"). As a steward of the public's resources, DOD is responsible and accountable for (1) using public funds efficiently and effectively and for the purposes and within the time fra...
DOD Financial Management: Ongoing Challenges in Implementing the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Plan
GAO-11-932T: Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has initiated several efforts over the years to address its long-standing financial management weaknesses and ultimately achieve unqualified (clean) opinions on its financial statements. In 2005, the DOD Comptroller first issued the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan for improving financial management and reporting. In May 2010, the DOD Comptrolle...
DOD Financial Management: Marine Corps Statement of Budgetary Resources Audit Results and Lessons Learned [Reissued on October 17, 2011]
GAO-11-830: Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.
Long-standing weaknesses in Department of Defense (DOD) business processes, systems, and controls have hindered efforts to achieve financial audit readiness. Because DOD relies heavily on budget information for day-to-day management decisions, in August 2009, the DOD Comptroller designated the Statement of Budgetary Resources (SBR) as an audit priority. The U.S. Marine Corps was identified as the...
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in the Congressional Award Foundation's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-11-825R: Published: Sep 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2011.
In May 2011, we issued our opinion on the fiscal years 2010 and 2009 financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation (the Foundation). We also reported on our evaluation of the Foundation's compliance with provisions of selected laws and regulations for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010, and our consideration of the Foundation's internal control over financial reporting. The Foun...