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Responses to Posthearing Questions Related to GAO's Testimony on the U.S. Government's Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2003
GAO-04-624R: Published: Apr 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2004.
On March 3, 2004, the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency and Financial Management, House Committee on Government Reform, heard testimony on the U.S. government's consolidated financial statements for fiscal year 2003. This letter responds to questions related to the testimony and to subsequent questions from the Vice Chairman.During his March 10, 2004, testimony, the Department of Homeland Secu...
Financial Audit: Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002
GAO-04-416: Published: Mar 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2004.
GAO contracted with Clifton Gunderson LLP to audit the financial statements of the Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for fiscal years 2003 and 2002. Clifton Gunderson LLP found that (1) the financial statements were presented fairly, in all material respects, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles; (2) the Fund maintained effective internal control over financial reportin...
Fiscal Year 2003 U.S. Government Financial Statements: Sustained Improvement in Federal Financial Management Is Crucial to Addressing Our Nation's Future Fiscal Challenges
GAO-04-477T: Published: Mar 3, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2004.
GAO is required to audit the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government. Proper accounting and reporting practices are essential in the public sector. The U.S. government is the largest, most diverse, most complex, and arguably the most important entity on earth today. Its services--homeland security, national defense, Social Security, mail delivery, and food inspection, to name a fe...
Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation Study: Study Questionnaires, Responses, and Summary of Respondents' Comments
GAO-04-217: Published: Feb 26, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2004.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 required GAO to study the potential effects of requiring public companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to periodically rotate the public accounting firms that audit their financial statements. On November 21, 2003, GAO issued its report entitled Public Accounting Firms: Required Study on the Potential Effects of Mandatory Audit Firm Ro...
Public Accounting Firms: Required Study on the Potential Effects of Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation
GAO-04-216: Published: Nov 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2003.
Following major failures in corporate financial reporting, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was enacted to protect investors through requirements intended to improve the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures and to restore investor confidence. The act included reforms intended to strengthen auditor independence and to improve audit quality. Mandatory audit firm rotation (setting a limit...
Financial Audit: Process for Preparing the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government Needs Improvement
GAO-04-45: Published: Oct 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2003.
For the past 6 years, since GAO began auditing the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS), GAO has been unable to express an opinion on them because of material weaknesses in internal control and financial reporting. Contributing to GAO's inability to express an opinion has been the federal government's lack of adequate systems, controls, and procedures to properly prepare...
Financial Audit: Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2001
GAO-03-410: Published: Mar 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2003.
GAO contracted with Clifton Gunderson LLP to audit the financial statements of the Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for fiscal years 2002 and 2001. Clifton Gunderson LLP found that (1) the financial statements were presented in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles; (2) the Fund maintained effective internal control over financial reporting and compliance with laws and reg...
Financial Statement Restatement Database
GAO-03-395R: Published: Jan 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2003.
This report is the release of the database of information collected during research for the report entitled Financial Statement Restatements: Trends, Market Impacts, Regulatory Responses, and Remaining Challenges...
Small Business Administration: Accounting Anomalies and Limited Operational Data Make Results of Loan Sales Uncertain
GAO-03-87: Published: Jan 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 2003.
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) loan asset sales are being closely watched because similar sales are projected for other government agencies as a means of reducing loan assets and servicing costs. To assess the progress and effects of SBA's loan sales, GAO undertook this study to (1) describe the process for selling loans, (2) identify how lenders and borrowers have reacted to loan sales...
Financial Statement Restatements: Trends, Market Impacts, Regulatory Responses, and Remaining Challenges
GAO-03-138: Published: Oct 4, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2002.
A number of well-publicized announcements about financial statement restatements by large, well-known public companies have erased billions of dollars of previously reported earnings and raised questions about the credibility of accounting practices and the quality of corporate financial disclosure and oversight in the United States. Industry officials and academics have speculated that several fa...