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Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-11-142: Published: Nov 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 2010.
Because of the significance of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collections to overall federal receipts and, in turn, to the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government, which GAO is required to audit, and Congress's interest in financial management at IRS, GAO audits IRS's financial statements annually to determine whether (1) the financial statements are fairly stated, and (2) IRS man...
Financial Audit: Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009 Schedules of Federal Debt
GAO-11-52: Published: Nov 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2010.
GAO is required to audit the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government. Because of the significance of the federal debt held by the public to the governmentwide financial statements, GAO audits the Bureau of the Public Debt's (BPD) Schedules of Federal Debt annually to determine whether, in all material respects, (1) the schedules are reliable and (2) BPD management maintained effec...
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in the Congressional Award Foundation's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-964R: Published: Sep 9, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2010.
In May 2010, we issued our opinion on the fiscal years 2009 and 2008 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, 2009, and our consideration of the Foundation's internal control over financial reporting. The Foun...
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...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in Controls over the Preparation of the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-10-757: Published: Jul 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2010.
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 GAO's work have prevented GAO from expressing an opinion on the consolidated financial statements, other than the Statement of Social Insurance (accrual-based consolidated financial statements). The Department...
Federal Student Loan Programs: Opportunities Exist to Improve Audit Requirements and Oversight Procedures
GAO-10-668: Published: Jul 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2010.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-315, mandated GAO to study the financial and compliance audits and reviews required or conducted for the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program and the Federal Direct Student Loan (DL) program. The Department of Education's (Education) Office of Federal Student Aid is responsible for administering these programs. This report focus...
Internal Revenue Service: Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Report Recommendations
GAO-10-597: Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.
In its role as the nation's tax collector, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a demanding responsibility to annually collect trillions of dollars in taxes, process hundreds of millions of tax and information returns, and enforce 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 management...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 Financial Statements
GAO-10-646: Published: May 14, 2010. Publicly Released: May 14, 2010.
This report presents our opinion on the financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation (the Foundation) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2009, and 2008. The financial statements are the responsibility of the Foundation. This report also presents the results of our consideration of the Foundation's related internal control. We identified a material internal control weakness in t...
Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
GAO-10-517R: Published: Mar 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2010.
In connection with fulfilling our requirement to audit the financial statements of the U.S. government, we audited and reported on the Schedules of Federal Debt Managed by the Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2009 and 2008. As part of these audits, we performed a review of the general and application information security controls over key BPD financial syste...
Briefing on the Results of GAO's Audit of the Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 U.S. Government's Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-10-501R: Published: Mar 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2010.
This letter highlights the results of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government (CFS) for fiscal years 2009 and 2008. GAO is required by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994 to perform an annual audit of the CFS...