Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Report of the United States Government
The Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is required annually to submit financial statements for the U.S. government to the President and the Congress. GAO is required to audit these statements.
The Federal Government's Financial Health: A Citizen’s Guide
This Citizen’s Guide (Guide) highlights important information contained in the 2008 Financial Report of the United States Government. Gene L. Dodaro, the Acting Comptroller General of the United States, along with Jim Nussle, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, believe that the information discussed in this guide is important to all Americans.
Complete Financial Report
The FY 2008 Financial Report of the United States Government (Financial Report) published by the Department of the Treasury includes GAO's report on the accompanying U.S. government's consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, and the associated reports on internal control and compliance with significant laws and regulations.
Complete FY 2008 Financial Report (PDF, 194 pages)
- A Message from the Secretary of the Treasury (PDF, 2 pages)
- Table of Contents (PDF, 4 pages)
- Management's Discussion and Analysis (PDF, 24 pages)
- Statement of the Acting Comptroller General of the United States (PDF, 4 pages)
- Financial Statements (PDF, 14 pages)
- Notes to the Financial Statements (PDF, 74 pages)
- Supplemental Information (PDF, 40 pages)
- Stewardship Information (PDF, 4 pages)
- Appendix (PDF, 4 pages)
- Government Accountability Office (GAO) Auditor's Report (PDF, 24 pages)
Related GAO Publications
- Fiscal Year 2008 U.S. Government Financial Statements: Federal Government Faces New and Continuing Financial Management and Fiscal Challenges
July 8, 2009
- Summary (HTML) Highlights Page (PDF) Full Report (PDF)