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DOD Financial Management: Ongoing Challenges in Implementing the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Plan
GAO-11-932T: Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has initiated several efforts over the years to address its long-standing financial management weaknesses and ultimately achieve unqualified (clean) opinions on its financial statements. In 2005, the DOD Comptroller first issued the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan for improving financial management and reporting. In May 2010, the DOD Comptrolle...
DOD Financial Management: Improvement Needed in DOD Components' Implementation of Audit Readiness Effort
GAO-11-851: Published: Sep 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has been required to prepare audited annual financial statements since 1997 but to date, has not been able to meet this requirement. The National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2010 mandated that DOD be prepared to validate [certify] that its consolidated financial statements are audit-ready by September 30, 2017. In May 2010, DOD issued its Financial Impr...
American Battle Monuments Commission: Improvements Needed in Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures - Fiscal Year 2010
GAO-11-577R: Published: Jul 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2011.
On March 1, 2011, we issued our report expressing our opinion on the American Battle Monuments Commission's (the Commission) fiscal years 2010 and 2009 financial statements and our opinion on the Commission's internal control as of September 30, 2010. We also reported on the results of our tests of the Commission's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year 2010...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in Controls over the Preparation of the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-11-525: Published: May 26, 2011. Publicly Released: May 26, 2011.
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury), in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is primarily responsible for preparing the financial report of the U.S. government, which contains the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS). Since GAO's first audit of the fiscal year 1997 CFS, certain material weaknesses in internal control and other limitations on...
Management Report: Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-11-434R: Published: Apr 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2011.
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) requires that we annually audit the financial statements of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which is implemented by the Office of Financial Stability (OFS). On November 15, 2010, we issued our audit report including (1) an unqualified opinion on OFS's financial statements for TARP as of and for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-11-348R: Published: Mar 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2011.
On November 15, 2010, we issued our opinion on the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal years 2010 and 2009 financial statements. We also issued our opinion on the effectiveness of SEC's internal controls over financial reporting as of September 30, 2010, and our evaluation of SEC's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year 2010. In that repo...
Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2010 and 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-11-412: Published: Mar 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 2011.
Created in 1933 to insure bank deposits and promote sound banking practices, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) plays an important role in maintaining public confidence in the nation's financial system. FDIC administers the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF), which protects bank and savings deposits, and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) Resolution Fund (FRF), whic...
Information Security: IRS Needs to Enhance Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Taxpayer Data
GAO-11-308: Published: Mar 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2011.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a demanding responsibility in collecting taxes, processing tax returns, and enforcing the nation's tax laws. It relies extensively on computerized systems to support its financial and mission-related operations and on information security controls to protect financial and sensitive taxpayer information that resides on those systems. As part of its audit of IR...
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in FDIC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-11-23R: Published: Nov 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2010.
In June 2010, we issued our report on the results of our audit of the financial statements of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) and the FSLIC Resolution Fund (FRF) as of, and for the years ending December 31, 2009, and 2008, and on the effectiveness of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2009. We also reported our conclusio...
Financial Audit: Securities and Exchange Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009
GAO-11-202: Published: Nov 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2010.
Pursuant to the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required to prepare and submit to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget audited financial statements. GAO, under its audit authority, audited SEC's financial statements to determine whether (1) the financial statements are fairly stated, and (2) SEC management maintai...