Financial statement audits (11 - 20 of 447 items)
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...
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...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-443R: Published: Mar 31, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2010.
On November 16, 2009, we issued our opinion on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal years 2009 and 2008 financial statements. We also issued our opinion on the effectiveness of SEC's internal controls over financial reporting as of September 30, 2009, and our evaluation of SEC's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year 2009. The purpose o...
Financial Audit: Securities and Exchange Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008
GAO-10-250: Published: Nov 16, 2009. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2009.
Established in 1934 to enforce the securities laws and protect investors, the United States 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...
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 Financial Statements
GAO-10-176: Published: Nov 10, 2009. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 2009.
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 Government Accountability Office (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...
Improper Payments: Significant Improvements Needed in DOD's Efforts to Address Improper Payment and Recovery Auditing Requirements
GAO-09-442: Published: Jul 29, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2009.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is required, as are other federal executive agencies, to report improper payment information under the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) and recovery auditing information under section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, commonly known as the Recovery Auditing Act. The DOD Office of Inspector General has previously repo...
Financial Audit: Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2007
GAO-09-409: Published: May 29, 2009. Publicly Released: May 29, 2009.
This report discusses audits of the financial statements of the U.S. Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund (the Fund) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2008, and 2007. Specifically, we contracted with the independent public accounting firm of Clifton Gunderson LLP. The contract required that the audit be conducted in accordance with U.S. generally accepted government auditing standards and the...
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...
Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM)
GAO-09-232G: Published: Feb 2, 2009. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 2009.
FISCAM presents a methodology for performing information system (IS) control audits of federal and other governmental entities in accordance with professional standards. This version supersedes the prior version, Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual: Volume I Financial Statement Audits, AIMD-12.19.6, January 1, 2001. The FISCAM is designed to be used primarily on financial and performa...
Inspectors General: Actions Needed to Improve Audit Coverage of NASA
GAO-09-88: Published: Dec 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 2009.
GAO was asked to review the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and provide information on (1) the audit and investigative coverage of NASA; (2) the NASA OIG's audit and investigative accomplishments; (3) the NASA OIG's budget and staffing levels, including staff attrition rates; and (4) the results of external reviews of the NASA OIG. GAO obtaine...