Accounting procedures (11 - 20 of 199 items)
DCAA Audits: Widespread Problems with Audit Quality Require Significant Reform
GAO-09-468: Published: Sep 23, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2009.
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) under the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller plays a critical role in contractor oversight by providing auditing, accounting, and financial advisory services in connection with DOD and other federal agency contracts and subcontracts. Last year, GAO found numerous problems with DCAA audit quality at three locations in California, including the failure t...
American Battle Monuments Commission: Management Action Needed to Improve Internal Control Procedures
GAO-09-714R: Published: Jun 17, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2009.
On February 27, 2009, we issued our report expressing our opinion on the American Battle Monuments Commission's (the Commission) fiscal years 2008 and 2007 financial statements and our opinion on the Commission's internal control as of September 30, 2008. We also reported on the results of our tests of the Commission's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2008 and 2007 Financial Statements
GAO-09-652: Published: May 15, 2009. Publicly Released: May 15, 2009.
This report presents our opinion on the financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation (the Foundation) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2008, and 2007. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Foundation. This report also presents (1) our opinion on the effectiveness of the Foundation's related internal control as of September 30, 2008, and (2) the results of o...
Financial Audit: Material Weaknesses in Internal Control Continue to Impact Preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government
GAO-09-387: Published: Apr 21, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2009.
Since GAO's first audit of the fiscal year 1997 consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS), material weaknesses in internal control and other limitations on the scope of our work have prevented GAO from expressing an opinion on the accrual basis CFS. Certain of those material weaknesses relate to inadequate systems, controls, and procedures to properly prepare the CFS. The purp...
Single Audit: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Single Audit Process and Oversight
GAO-09-307R: Published: Mar 13, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2009.
Federal government grant awards to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations have risen substantially from $7 billion in 1960 to $500 billion budgeted in fiscal year 2009. In constant dollars, federal grant awards rose from about $42 billion in 1960 to $500 billion in fiscal year 2009. The auditing of federal awards, including grant funds, administered by state and local governments...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-09-376R: Published: Apr 2, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2009.
On November 14, 2008, we issued our opinion on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal years 2008 and 2007 financial statements. We also issued our opinion on the effectiveness of SEC's internal control over financial reporting (including safeguarding of assets) and over compliance as of September 30, 2008, and our evaluation of SEC's compliance with selected provisions of laws...
Financial Audit: Securities and Exchange Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2007
GAO-09-173: Published: Nov 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2008.
Established in 1934 to enforce the securities laws and protect investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plays an important role in maintaining the integrity of the U.S. securities markets. Pursuant to the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002, SEC is required to prepare and submit to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget audited financial statements. GAO agreed, under...
Internal Revenue Service: Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Report Recommendations
GAO-08-693: Published: Jul 2, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 2008.
In its role as the nation's tax collector, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a demanding responsibility in annually collecting trillions of dollars in taxes, processing hundreds of millions of tax and information returns, and enforcing the nation's tax laws. Since its first audit of IRS's financial statements in fiscal year 1992, GAO has identified a number of weaknesses in IRS's financial ma...
Governmentwide Accounts Payable
GAO-08-711R: Published: May 20, 2008. Publicly Released: May 20, 2008.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is required by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994 to audit the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government (CFS). Certain material weaknesses in financial reporting and other limitations on the scope of our work have continued to result in conditions that have prevented us from expressing an opinion on the federal government's accru...
Audits of Public Companies: Continued Concentration in Audit Market for Large Public Companies Does Not Call for Immediate Action
GAO-08-163: Published: Jan 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2008.
GAO has prepared this report under the Comptroller General's authority as part of a continued effort to assist Congress in reviewing concentration in the market for public company audits. The small number of large international accounting firms performing audits of almost all large public companies raises interest in potential effects on competition and the choices available to large companies nee...