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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: usefulness, improve, refinements, audit, single
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 1995-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788122134
ISBN-13: 9780788122132

Discusses the influence of the Single Audit Act of 1984 on the financial practices of selected state & local governments & recommends ways to improve the Act's usefulness. Recommendations address criteria for determining entities & programs subject to single audit, content & publication of single audit reports, & impact of single audit reports. Charts & tables.

Author: Jeanette M. Franzel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mandatory, audit, firm, rotation, effects, potential, accounting, firms, required, study, public
Number of Pages: 102
Published: 2004-01-03
ISBN-10: 0756739683
ISBN-13: 9780756739683

Following major failures in corp. financial reporting, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was enacted to protect investors through requirements intended to improve the accuracy and reliability of corp. disclosures and to restore investor confidence. The act strengthened auditor independence and improved audit quality. Mandatory audit firm rotation (setting a limit on the period of years a public accounting (PA) firm may audit a particular company's financial statements) was considered as a reform to enhance auditor independence and audit quality during the hearings that preceded the act, but it wa

Author: Thomas D. Short
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: status, audit, techniques, financial, irs, administration, criteria, needed, tax
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0788180509
ISBN-13: 9780788180507

Reviews IRS' use of financial status audit techniques (FSAT). It (1) estimates how frequently IRS used FSAT in audits closed in tax years prior to the 1994 initiative (1992 and 1993) and in tax years following the initiative (1995 and 1996); (2) considers how IRS' need to contact taxpayers for additional taxpayer information when using FSAT might intrude on taxpayers; (3) estimates the audit results from using FSAT in terms of the amount of adjust. to reported income; and (4) determines how IRS applied its audit standards, quality controls, and measurement of audit quality to the use of financ

Author: Jeanette Franzel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: single, audit, process, oversight, exist, opportunities, improve
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437915906
ISBN-13: 9781437915907

Fed. govżt. grant awards to state and local govżts. and nonprofit org. have risen from $7 billion in 1960 to $500 billion in FY 2009. The auditing of fed. awards is a key accountability mechanism over the proper use of fed. funding. An audit report in June 2007 raised significant concerns about the quality of single audits and made recommend. aimed at improving the quality of those audits. This report: (1) determines whether the fed. oversight structure is adequate to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the single audit process; (2) identify potential changes that can be made to the

Author: Jonathan A. Saidel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: audit, performance, zoo, philadelphia
Number of Pages: 113
Published: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788174363
ISBN-13: 9780788174360

Focusing on the Phila. Zoo's operating results for FY1992 through FY1996, this audit was performed to determine if the Zoo was operating in such a manner as to ensure that it would maintain the current level of financial independence from the City and to identify opportunities for increasing revenues and reducing costs to help foster that independence. Identifies obstacles to self-sufficiency, evaluates the job that the Zoo is doing, and presents recommendations for improvements addressed at both the Zoo and the City. Includes responses to the audit by Alexander Hoskins, Pres. of the Zoologica

Author: Jeannette Franzel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: audit, coverage, nasa, improve, needed, general, actions, inspectors
Number of Pages: 77
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437913016
ISBN-13: 9781437913019

The auditor was asked to review the NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) and provide information on: (1) the audit and investigative coverage of NASA; (2) the NASA OIG's audit and investigative accomplishments; (3) the NASA OIG's budget and staffing levels, including staff attrition rates; and (4) the results of external reviews of the NASA OIG. The auditor obtained information from NASA OIG reports, interviews, and documentation. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: financial, year, statements, fiscal, irs, audit, examination
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 1996-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788134655
ISBN-13: 9780788134654

Presents the results of efforts to audit the Principal Financial Statements of the IRS for FY 1995 & 1994. Since it was impossible to provide an affirmative opinion, the accompanying statements may be unreliable. Discusses IRS' continuing financial management problems & certain related matters. Contains formal opinions & reports on IRS' financial statements, internal controls (major weaknesses were noted in recordkeeping & systems), & compliance with laws & regulations, & audit objectives, scope, & methodology. Charts & tables.
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