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Management Report: Improvements Are Needed to Enhance the Internal Revenue Service's Internal Control over Financial Reporting
GAO-15-480R: Published: May 29, 2015. Publicly Released: May 29, 2015.
During GAO's audit of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fiscal years 2014 and 2013 financial statements, it identified the following new internal control deficiencies in the following areas that contributed to IRS's continuing material weakness in internal control over unpaid tax assessments as of September 30, 2014:Corrective action plan for addressing system deficiencies involving unpaid tax...
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...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-15-387R: Published: Apr 30, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2015.
During its audit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) fiscal year 2014 financial statements, GAO identified continuing and new deficiencies in SEC’s financial reporting controls over its accounting for disgorgement and penalty transactions, which contributed to a significant deficiency in SEC’s internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2014. This signifi...
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...
Improper Payments: Government-Wide Estimates and Use of Death Data to Help Prevent Payments to Deceased Individuals
GAO-15-482T: Published: Mar 16, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2015.
Government-wide, improper payment estimates totaled $124.7 billion in fiscal year 2014, a significant increase of approximately $19 billion from the prior year's estimate of $105.8 billion. The estimated improper payments for fiscal year 2014 were attributable to 124 programs spread among 22 agencies. The reported government-wide error rate was 4.5 percent of program outlays in fiscal year 2014 co...
Disaster Relief: Agencies Need to Improve Policies and Procedures for Estimating Improper Payments
GAO-15-209: Published: Feb 27, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2015.
The five agencies GAO reviewed used a variety of approaches to estimate and report improper payments related to Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (DRAA) funding, in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. Specifically, these agencies, which received approximately 94 percent of the $50 billion provided by DRAA, used various approaches regarding the following:Estimate...
Financial Audit: U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-15-341R: Published: Feb 26, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2015.
To operate as effectively and efficiently as possible and to make difficult decisions to address the federal government’s fiscal challenges, Congress, the administration, and federal managers must have ready access to reliable and complete financial and performance information—both for individual federal entities and for the federal government as a whole. Further, when fully and effectively im...
Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2014 and 2013 Financial Statements
GAO-15-289: Published: Feb 12, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2015.
In GAO's opinion, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) fairly presented, in all material respects, the 2014 and 2013 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...
Improper Payments: DOE's Risk Assessments Should Be Strengthened
GAO-15-36: Published: Dec 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 2014.
The Department of Energy (DOE) developed a process to assess its programs for risks of improper payments, but its assessments do not fully evaluate risk. To comply with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA), in fiscal year 2011, DOE directed its programs to develop risk assessments using eight qualitative risk factors, such as recent major changes in program funding, a...
Financial Audit: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Financial Statements
GAO-15-146R: Published: Nov 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2014.
GAO found (1) the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2014, and 2013, are presented fairly, in all material respects, in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles; (2) CFPB's internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of September 30, 2014, because of a material weakness in int...