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Financial Management: Department of Homeland Security Faces Significant Financial Management Challenges
GAO-04-774: Published: Jul 19, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2004.
When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began operations in March 2003, it faced the daunting task of bringing together 22 diverse agencies. This transformation poses significant management and leadership challenges, including integrating a myriad of redundant financial management systems and addressing the existing weaknesses in the inherited components, as well as newly identified weaknes...
Financial Audit Manual: Update (Exposure Draft)
GAO-04-667G: Published: Apr 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2004.
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) and the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) maintain the GAO/PCIE Financial Audit Manual (FAM). The FAM provides guidance for performing financial statement audits of federal entities. The FAM is a key tool for enhancing accountability over taxpayer-provided resources...
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...
Senate Office of Public Records Revolving Fund
GAO-04-141R: Published: Oct 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2003.
GAO performed the procedures requested by the Secretary of the Senate to assist in determining whether the Senate Office of Public Records revolving fund's reported fiscal year 2001 through 2002 receipts and disbursements and fund balances at the beginning and the end of the review period are complete and accurate. The procedures included reviewing documentation supporting the the Senate Office of...
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Federal Unemployment Taxes
GAO-04-212R: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
We have performed the procedures contained in the enclosure to this report, which we agreed to perform, solely to assist the Department of Labor in ascertaining whether the net federal unemployment tax (FUTA) revenue distributed to the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF) for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003, is supported by the underlying records. As agreed with the Inspector General, we evaluat...
Financial Audit Manual: Checklist for Reports Prepared Under the CFO Act--Revised 2003 Exposure Draft
GAO-04-44G: Published: Oct 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2003.
In July 2001, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) and the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) issued the GAO/PCIE Financial Audit Manual (FAM). In April 2003, we issued an update to the FAM. The FAM provides guidance for performing financial statement audits of federal entities. The FAM is a key tool for enhancing accountability over taxpayer-provided resources. GAO and the...
Financial Audit: Capitol Preservation Fund's Fiscal Years 2002 and 2001 Financial Statements
GAO-03-822: Published: Jun 13, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2003.
GAO audited the financial statements of the Capital Preservation Fund for fiscal years 2002 and 2001. GAO found that the financial statements (1) were presented fairly in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, (2) contained no material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and compliance with laws and regulations, and (3) complied with the provisions of la...
Government Auditing Standards: 2003 Revision (Superseded by GAO-07-162G)
GAO-03-673G: Published: Jun 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2003.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-07-162G, Government Auditing Standards: January 2007 Revision. This is the Government Auditing Standards 2003 revision. This document outlines standards that contain requirements for auditor reporting on internal control. The revision supersedes the 1994 revision...
Financial Audit Manual: Update to Part II--Tools
GAO-03-466G: Published: Apr 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2003.
In July 2001, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) and the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) issued the GAO/PCIE Financial Audit Manual (FAM). The FAM provides guidance for financial audits conducted by the Inspector General community, GAO, and their contractors. The FAM is a key part in enhancing accountability over taxpayer-provided resources. GAO and the PCIE are commit...