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DOD Financial Management: The Defense Finance and Accounting Service Needs to Fully Implement Financial Improvements for Contract Pay
GAO-14-10: Published: Jun 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2014.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is responsible for processing and disbursing nearly $200 billion annually in contract payments (contract pay) for the Department of Defense (DOD). DFAS recognized the importance of implementing a Financial Improvement Plan (FIP) to improve its contract pay processes, systems, and controls, and performed steps required by DOD's Financial Improvement...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in Controls over the Processes Used to Prepare the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-14-543: Published: Jun 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2014.
During its audit of the fiscal year 2013 consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS), GAO identified control deficiencies in the Department of the Treasury's (Treasury) and the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) processes used to prepare the CFS. These control deficiencies contributed to material weaknesses in internal control over the federal government's ability toadequat...
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...
DOD Financial Management: Improvements Needed in Army's Efforts to Ensure the Reliability of Its Statement of Budgetary Resources
GAO-14-60: Published: May 30, 2014. Publicly Released: May 30, 2014.
The Army has made important progress in developing its financial improvement plan (FIP) for budget execution to help guide its General Fund Statement of Budgetary Resources (SBR) audit readiness efforts. This FIP covers current year activity associated with the recently deployed General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) emphasizing the implementation of effective business processes. However,...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements
GAO-14-540: Published: May 15, 2014. Publicly Released: May 15, 2014.
In GAO's audits of the Congressional Award Foundation's (Foundation) financial statements for fiscal years 2013 and 2012, 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 limited pro...
DOD Financial Management: Effect of Continuing Weaknesses on Management and Operations and Status of Key Challenges
GAO-14-576T: Published: May 13, 2014. Publicly Released: May 13, 2014.
Long-standing weaknesses in the Department of Defense's (DOD) financial management adversely affect the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of its operations. The successful transformation of DOD's financial management processes and operations will allow DOD to routinely generate timely, complete, and reliable financial and other information for day-to-day decision making, including the informa...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-14-416R: Published: May 12, 2014. Publicly Released: May 12, 2014.
During its audit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) fiscal year 2013 financial statements, GAO identified several deficiencies in SEC’s internal control over financial reporting that it did not consider to be material weaknesses or significant deficiencies, either individually or collectively, but which nonetheless warrant SEC management’s attention. These deficiencies re...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in CFPB's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-14-455R: Published: May 2, 2014. Publicly Released: May 2, 2014.
GAO’s audit of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) fiscal years 2013 and 2012 financial statements identified two significant deficiencies in CFPB’s internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2013. Specifically, GAO found that CFPB did not effectively design or implementinternal control over its year-end accrual process to ensure accounts payable amounts reco...
Programa Para Mitigar Activos Problemáticos: Es necesario un mayor esfuerzo en el control de préstamos equitativos y en el acceso a los programas de vivienda por parte de personas sin dominio del inglés
GAO-14-457: Published: Mar 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2014.
This is the Spanish language highlights associated with GAO-14-117. Lo que encontró la GAOLa tasa de participación en el Programa de modificación de la accesibilidad a la vivienda (Home Affordable Modification Program o HAMP), un componente clave del programa Hacer la vivienda accesible (Making Home Affordable o MHA), alcanzó su ápice a principios de 2010, en general disminuyó durante 2011...
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Review of the Audit of the Financial Statements for 2013 and 2012
GAO-14-415R: Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.
GAO found that the independent public accountant's (IPA) audit of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) 2013 and 2012 financial statements was performed in accordance with professional standards, in all material respects. PCORI's IPA provided an unmodified audit opinion on its 2013 and 2012 financial statements and found that PCORI's financial statements were presented fairly,...