Auditing and Financial Management:
Review of the Activities of the Office of the Government Comptroller of the Virgin Islands, Fiscal Years 1963, 1964, and 1965
B-114808: Published: Apr 28, 1966. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1966.
During our reviews of the audit activities of the Office of the Government Comptroller for fiscal years 1963 and 1964, we proposed the establishment of several procedures to improve the value of the services rendered by the Government Comptroller to the Government of the Virgin Islands. Our fiscal year 1965 review disclosed that the Government Comptroller had adopted our proposals. On the basis of our reviews of the audit activities of the Office of the Government Comptroller, we believe that, at the conclusion of our review in October 1965, the Government Comptroller was carrying out his audit responsibilities under section 17 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands in a manner which substantially fulfills the requirements of the act. Our report also contains comments on the method of financing the activities of the Office of the Government Comptroller. Since 1959, the activities of the Office of the Government Comptroller have been financed by appropriations made by the Federal Government.
The General Accounting Office has reviewed the activities of the Office of the Government Comptroller of the Virgin Islands for the fiscal years ended June 30, 1963, 1964, and 1965, pursuant to section 19 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (48 U.S.C. 1632), which provides that the office and activities of the Government Comptroller be subject to annual review by the Comptroller General of the United States who shall report thereon to the Governor of the Virgin Islands, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Congress.