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.

The Federal Government's Financial Health: A Citizen's Guide to the Financial Report of the U.S. Government (PDF, 11 pages)

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)

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Related GAO Publications

Fiscal Year 2008 U.S. Government Financial Statements: Federal Government Faces New and Continuing Financial Management and Fiscal Challenges
GAO-09-805T, July 8, 2009
GAO-09-387 Financial Audit: Material Weaknesses in Internal Control Continue to Impact Preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government
GAO-09-387, April 22, 2009