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Single Audit Analysis: Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (GAO-16-760SP), an E-Supplement to GAO-16-550T
GAO-16-760SP: Published: Sep 20, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2016.
This is an e-supplement to GAO-16-550T. The Single Audit Act of 1984, as amended, is intended to improve accountability, including effective internal control over federal awards administered by state and local governments and nonprofit organizations. The Single Audit Act, as implemented by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires each non-federal entity that expends a total amount of fed...
DOD Financial Management: Greater Visibility Needed to Better Assess Audit Readiness for Property, Plant, and Equipment
GAO-16-383: Published: May 26, 2016. Publicly Released: May 26, 2016.
The Department of Defense (DOD), reporting about $630 billion total Property, Plant, and Equipment (PP&E) net of accumulated depreciation as of September 30, 2015, is responsible for over 70 percent of the U.S. government's reported PP&E. However, as GAO and others have previously reported—and made recommendations to address—DOD's accountability over and ability to value its PP&E assets has fo...
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...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Financial Statements
GAO-15-552: Published: May 15, 2015. Publicly Released: May 15, 2015.
In GAO’s audits of the Congressional Award Foundation’s (Foundation) financial statements for fiscal years 2014 and 2013, it found that the Foundation’s financial statements are presented fairly, in all material respects, in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. GAO also identified no material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting based on the limit...
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...
Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-303: Published: Mar 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2014.
In GAO's opinion, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) fairly presented, in all material respects, the 2013 and 2012 financial statements for the two funds it administers—the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) and the FSLIC Resolution Fund (FRF). Also, in GAO's opinion, FDIC maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting relevant to the DIF and to...
DHS Financial Management: Additional Efforts Needed to Resolve Deficiencies in Internal Controls and Financial Management Systems
GAO-13-561: Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2013.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made considerable progress toward obtaining a clean opinion on its financial statements but limited progress in obtaining a clean opinion on its internal control over financial reporting. DHS continues to rely on compensating controls and complex manual work-arounds rather than sound internal control over financial reporting and effective financial man...
DOD Financial Management: Ineffective Risk Management Could Impair Progress toward Audit-Ready Financial Statements
GAO-13-123: Published: Aug 2, 2013. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 2013.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken some actions to manage its department-level risks associated with preparing auditable financial statements through its Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan. However, its actions were not fully in accordance with widely recognized guiding principles for effective risk management, which include (1) identifying risks that could prevent it fro...
Investment Advisers: Requirements and Costs Associated with the Custody Rule
GAO-13-569: Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.
Designed to safeguard client assets, the Securities and Exchange Commission's(SEC) rule governing advisers' custody of client assets (custody rule) imposes various requirements and, in turn, costs on investment advisers. To protect investors, the rule requires advisers that have custody to (1) use qualified custodians (e.g., banks or broker-dealers) to hold client assets and (2) have a reasonable...