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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: environmental, reduce, costs, performance, tool, auditing, useful, improve
Number of Pages: 97
Published: 1995-02-01
ISBN-10: 0788127446
ISBN-13: 9780788127441

Reports on the potential for federal agencies to improve their environmental performance & reduce costs by conducting environmental audits. Describes the experience of organizations that are leaders in environmental auditing; discusses the extent to which federal agencies use environmental auditing & the benefits that could accrue from its wider use, & identifies obstacles & disincentives to the more effective use of environmental auditing by these agencies. Includes EPA, Energy & the Defense Dept.

Author: Kay L. Daly
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improper, payment, recovery, auditing, requirements, address, dods, payments, significant, improvements, needed, efforts
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437920829
ISBN-13: 9781437920826

The DoD is required, as are other fed. executive agencies, to report improper payment information under the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 and recovery auditing information under section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2002, commonly known as the Recovery Auditing Act. The DoD Office of Inspector General has previously reported deficiencies at DoD related to these acts. Because of these and other long-standing weaknesses, this report examines DoD's FY 2007 improper payment and recovery audit reporting to determine whether adequate processes existed to address bo

Author: McCoy Williams
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improper, auditing, requirements, congressional, testimony, recovery, address, payments, status, agencies, efforts, payment
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 2008-05
ISBN-10: 1437900305
ISBN-13: 9781437900309

The fed. govżt. is accountable for how its agencies & grantees spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars & is responsible for safeguarding those funds against improper payments & recouping those funds when improper payments occur. The U.S. Congress enacted the Improper Payments Info. Act of 2002 (IPIA) & section 831 of the Nat. Defense Author. Act for FY2002, commonly known as the Recovery Auditing Act, to address these issues. This testimony focuses on: (1) progress made in agenciesż implementation & reporting under IPIA for FY2007; (2) major challenges that continue to hinder full rep

Author: Henri Fortin
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: support, reporting, regional, economic, development, financial, corporate, latin, growth, america, caribbean, improving, accounting
Number of Pages: 202
Published: 2010
ISBN-10: 0821381083
ISBN-13: 9780821381083

The importance of moving toward high-quality, global standards of accounting and auditing has never been clearer. In the midst of the global financial and economic crisis, the leaders of the Group of 20 met and issued their SDeclaration on Strengthening the Financial System , placing significant emphasis on sound accounting and auditing standards as a critical piece of the international financial architecture. Transparent and reliable corporate financial reporting underpins much of the Latin America and Caribbean development agenda, from private-sector-led growth to enhanced financial stabilit

Author: McCoy Williams
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improper, address, efforts, payment, auditing, requirements, recovery, agencies, status, responses, payments, post, hearing, questions, related
Number of Pages: 18
Published: 2008-12-01
ISBN-10: 1437906796
ISBN-13: 9781437906790

On Jan. 31, 2008, the author testified before a Senate Subcommittee at a hearing entitled, ¿Eliminating Agency Payment Errors.¿ At the hearing, he discussed fed. agencies¿ progress in addressing key requirements of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) and Section 831 of the Nat. Defense Authorization Act for FY 2002, commonly known as the Recovery Auditing Act. A review and testimony focused on: (1) progress made in agencies¿ implementation and reporting under IPIA for FY 2007; (2) remaining challenges with IPIA implementation; and (3) agencies¿ efforts to report recovery

Author: David M. Walker
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: independence, amendment, standards, auditing, government
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2003-06
ISBN-10: 075672466X
ISBN-13: 9780756724665

This amendment substantially changes the previous standard to better serve the public interest & to maintain a high degree of integrity, objectivity, & independence for audits of government entities. While this new amendment deals with a range of auditor independence issues, the most significant change relates to the rules associated with non-audit, or consulting services. Included as Appendix I is a version of the standard which shows the deletion of language appearing in the 1994 Yellow Book with a strikeout, & presents the new or amended language with bold & italics. Also contains a list of

Author: Donald H. Chapin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: progress, concerns, issues, major, profession, accounting
Number of Pages: 146
Published: 1996-12
ISBN-10: 0788135988
ISBN-13: 9780788135989

Concerns the status of recommendations made to the accounting profession over the past two decades by major study groups. Identifies (1) recommendations made from 1972-95 to improve accounting & auditing standards & the performance of independent audits under the federal securities laws & the actions taken on those recommendations, & (2) any unresolved issues to determine their impact on the performance of independent audits, effective accounting & auditing standards setting, & efforts to expand the scope of business reporting & audit services.
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