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Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statements
GAO-08-715: Published: May 15, 2008. Publicly Released: May 15, 2008.
This report presents our opinion on the financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation (the Foundation) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2007, and 2006. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Foundation. This report also presents (1) our opinion on the effectiveness of the Foundation's related internal control as of September 30, 2007, and (2) the results of o...
Audits of Public Companies: Continued Concentration in Audit Market for Large Public Companies Does Not Call for Immediate Action
GAO-08-163: Published: Jan 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2008.
GAO has prepared this report under the Comptroller General's authority as part of a continued effort to assist Congress in reviewing concentration in the market for public company audits. The small number of large international accounting firms performing audits of almost all large public companies raises interest in potential effects on competition and the choices available to large companies nee...
Audits of Public Companies: Survey of Public Accounting Firms and Public Companies (GAO-08-164SP, January 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-163
GAO-08-164SP: Published: Jan 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2008.
This document presents the results of GAO's survey of accounting firms that perform public company audits and GAO's survey of public companies. The purpose of the accounting firm survey was to obtain firms' views on their plans regarding engagements with public companies, participation in associations, competition, audit costs and quality, and related issues. The firm survey sample included all fi...
Financial Audit: Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2007
GAO-07-1205: Published: Sep 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2007.
This report presents the results of our audit of expenditures reported by the Office of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald for the 6 months ended March 31, 2007. The Department of Justice and the independent counsels are required under 28 U.S.C. 594 (d)(2), (h) and 596 (c)(1) to report on a semiannual basis the expenditures from a permanent, indefinite appropriation established within the Depar...
Homeland Security: Responses to Posthearing Questions Related to the Department of Homeland Security's Integrated Financial Management Systems Challenges
GAO-07-1157R: Published: Aug 10, 2007. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 2007.
On June 28, 2007, GAO testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, at a hearing entitled, "Financial Management Systems Modernization at the Department of Homeland Security: Are Missed Opportunities Costing Us Money?" At the hearing, we discuss...
Financial Audit: Significant Internal Control Weaknesses Remain in the Preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government
GAO-07-805: Published: Jul 23, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2007.
For the past 10 years, since GAO's first audit of the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS), certain material weaknesses in internal control and in selected accounting and financial reporting practices have prevented GAO from expressing an opinion on the CFS. GAO has consistently reported that the U.S. government did not have adequate systems, controls, and procedures to p...
Managerial Cost Accounting Practices: Implementation and Use Vary Widely across 10 Federal Agencies
GAO-07-679: Published: Jul 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2007.
In the past 16 years, a number of laws, accounting standards, system requirements, and related guidance have emphasized the need for cost information in the federal government, establishing requirements and accounting standards for managerial cost accounting (MCA) information. In light of these requirements, GAO was asked to determine how federal agencies generate MCA information and how governmen...
Navy Working Capital Fund: Management Action Needed to Improve Reliability of the Naval Air Warfare Center's Reported Carryover Amounts
GAO-07-643: Published: Jun 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2007.
According to the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 2007 budget estimates, working capital fund activity groups (depot maintenance, ordnance, and research and development) will have about $6 billion of funded work that will be carried over from fiscal year 2007 into fiscal year 2008. The congressional defense committees recognize that these groups need some carryover to ensure a smooth work...
Internal Revenue Service: Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Report Recommendations
GAO-07-629: Published: Jun 7, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2007.
In its role as the nation's tax collector, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a demanding responsibility in annually collecting over $2 trillion in taxes, processing hundreds of millions of tax and information returns, and enforcing the nation's tax laws. Since its first audit of IRS's financial statements in fiscal year 1992, GAO has identified a number of weaknesses in IRS's financial manage...
Improper Payments: Responses to Posthearing Questions Related to Agencies' Progress in Addressing Improper Payment and Recovery Auditing Requirements
GAO-07-834R: Published: May 30, 2007. Publicly Released: May 30, 2007.
On March 29, 2007, we testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee at a hearing entitled, "Eliminating and Recovering Improper Payments." At the hearing, we discussed federal agencies' progress in addressing key requirements of the Improper Payment...