Auditors (1 - 10 of 91 items)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Review of the Audit of the Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2015
GAO-16-458R: Published: Mar 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2016.
Based on the procedures performed by GAO regarding the independent public accountant’s (IPA) financial audit of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) fiscal year 2015 financial statements, GAO did not identify any significant issues related to the financial statement audit that it believes require attention. The IPA provided an unmodified audit opinion on PCORI’s fiscal...
DOD Financial Management: Actions Are Needed on Audit Issues Related to the Marine Corps' 2012 Schedule of Budgetary Activity
GAO-15-198: Published: Jul 30, 2015. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 2015.
GAO found that in certain key audit areas, the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) did not perform sufficient procedures, under professional standards, and consequently did not obtain sufficient, appropriate audit evidence to support the audit opinion on the Marine Corps' Fiscal Year 2012 Schedule of Budgetary Activity (Schedule). GAO found that the OIG did not perform su...
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Review of the Audit of the Financial Statements for 2014 and 2013
GAO-15-395R: Published: Mar 27, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2015.
GAO found that the independent public accountant’s (IPA) audit of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) 2014 and 2013 financial statements was performed in accordance with professional standards, in all material respects. PCORI’s IPA provided an unmodified audit opinion on its 2014 and 2013 financial statements and found that PCORI’s financial statements were presented...
Retirement Security: Oversight of the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust
GAO-14-312: Published: May 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2014.
Oversight of the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust (Trust) includes both regular reporting and communications with the Railroad Retirement Board (Board), and periodic performance audits that the Trust has opted to commission; however, no written requirement for such audits exists. The Trust's mandatory annual management report includes financial and descriptive information, including a...
Internal Controls: SEC Should Consider Requiring Companies to Disclose Whether They Obtained an Auditor Attestation
GAO-13-582: Published: Jul 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2013.
Since the implementation of the auditor attestation requirement of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Sarbanes-Oxley Act), companies exempt from the requirement have had more financial restatements (a company's revision of publicly reported financial information) than nonexempt companies, and the percentage of exempt companies restating generally has exceeded that of nonexempt companies. Exempt and n...
Government Auditing Standards: 2010 Exposure Draft
GAO-10-853G: Published: Aug 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2010.
This letter describes the process used by GAO for revising GAGAS, summarizes the proposed major changes, discusses proposed effective dates, and provides instructions for submitting comments on the proposed standards.The proposed revision to GAGAS will be the sixth since GAO first issued the standards in 1972. The proposed changes contained in the 2010 Exposure Draft update GAGAS to reflect major...
Financial Audit Manual: Volume 2, July 2008 (Supersedes GAO-08-82G)
GAO-08-586G: Published: Jul 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2008.
This publication supersedes GAO-08-82G, Financial Audit Manual: Volume Two, Exposure Draft--October 2007. The U.S. Government Accountability 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 accoun...
Financial Audit Manual: Volume 1, July 2008 (Supersedes GAO-08-81G)
GAO-08-585G: Published: Jul 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2008.
This publication supersedes GAO-08-81G, Audit Manual: Volume 1, Exposure Draft, October 2007. The U.S. Government Accountability 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 ove...
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...
Audits of Public Companies: Survey of Public Accounting Firms and Public Companies (GAO-08-164SP, January 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-163
GAO-08-164SP: Published: Jan 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2008.
This document presents the results of GAO's survey of accounting firms that perform public company audits and GAO's survey of public companies. The purpose of the accounting firm survey was to obtain firms' views on their plans regarding engagements with public companies, participation in associations, competition, audit costs and quality, and related issues. The firm survey sample included all fi...