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Financial Management: Financial Management Weaknesses at the Department of Education
T-AIMD-00-50: Published: Dec 6, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1999.
GAO discussed its review of the independent auditors' reports on the Department of Education's financial statements covering fiscal year (FY) 1998, focusing on: (1) weaknesses in the financial reporting process; (2) inadequate reconciliations of financial accounting records; and (3) inadequate controls over information systems.GAO noted that: (1) the independent auditors found that the Department...
Financial Management: Increased Attention Needed to Prevent Billions in Improper Payments
AIMD-00-10: Published: Oct 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on improper payments in light of the projected future growth of federal expenditures, focusing on the: (1) amounts reported by agencies as improper payments in their fiscal year (FY) 1998 financial statements prepared pursuant to the Chief Financial Officers (FO) Act of 1990; (2) types of federal programs at risk of disbursing improper...
Forest Service: A Framework for Improving Accountability
RCED/AIMD-00-2: Published: Oct 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Forest Service's progress in improving its accounting and financial reporting, focusing on Forest Service's efforts to: (1) achieve financial accountability; (2) become more accountable for its performance; and (3) better align its budget with its strategic goals and objectives.GAO noted that: (1) since the first audit of the For...
Financial Management: Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Results for Fiscal Year 1998
AIMD-00-3: Published: Oct 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal agencies' efforts to implement the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA), focusing on: (1) compliance of chief financial officer (CFO) agencies' financial systems with FFMIA's requirements; (2) whether CFO agencies' financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards; and (3) agencies'...
Financial Management: Financial Audit Results at GSA, EPA, and DOT
T-AIMD-99-301: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the results of the financial statement audits of the General Services Administration (GSA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).GAO noted that: (1) GSA is the federal government's business manager and is responsible for space acquisition and management, retail and wholesale supply sales, fleet mana...
Financial Audit: Issues Regarding Reconciliations of Fund Balances with Treasury Accounts
AIMD-99-271: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the: (1) overall effectiveness of federal agencies' reconciliation processes for Fund Balances with Treasury accounts; and (2) Department of the Treasury's actions to improve its assistance to agencies in their reconciliaiton efforts.GAO noted that: (1) auditors continued to find significant problems with federal agencies' reconciliations of Fund...
Internal Revenue Service: Custodial Financial Management Weaknesses
AIMD-99-193: Published: Aug 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the internal control and compliance issues related to the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) custodial activities, focusing on: (1) previously reported internal control and compliance issues and related recommendations; (2) new issues identified during GAO's fiscal year (FY) 1998 financial audit, along with new recommendations to add...
Executive Guide: Creating Value Through World-Class Financial Management (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-00-134)
AIMD-99-45: Published: Aug 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1999.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-00-134, Executive Guide: Creating Value Through World-class Financial Management, April 2000. GAO published a guide on the financial management practices and improvement efforts of nine leading public and private sector finance organizations to identify the success factors, practices, and outcomes associated with world-class financial management. This e...
Auditing the Nation's Finances: Fiscal Year 1998 Results Highlight Major Issues Needing Resolution
T-AIMD-99-131: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO discussed its report on the U.S. government's financial statements for fiscal year 1998, focusing on the importance of improving how federal departments and agencies manage the finances of the national government.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial systems weaknesses, problems with fundamental recordkeeping and financial reporting, incomplete docume...
Financial Audit: 1998 Financial Report of the United States Government
AIMD-99-130: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the annual audited financial statements for 24 major departments and agencies of the U.S. government.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial systems weaknesses, problems with fundamental recordkeeping and financial reporting, incomplete documentation, and weak internal controls, including computer controls, continue to prevent the government fr...