|Kearney, Edward F. / Fernandez, Roldan / Green, Jeffrey W. / Tierney, Cornelius E.|
Federal Government Auditing
Laws, Regulations, Standards, Practices, & Sarbanes-Oxley
2006. 344 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-471-74048-3 - John Wiley & Sons
The most practical, authoritative guide to federal government auditing
Federal Government Auditing is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to the unique requirements of federal government auditing--requirements that can confound you if you don't deal with them every day. This information-packed, single-source reference is ideal for auditors of federal agencies and programs and financial dealings subject to audits by the federal government. It gives you up-to-date information on the applicable laws, regulations, and audit standards.
Written in a non-technical style and complete with helpful exhibits, this guide is a "go-to" reference for government auditors, inspectors general, public accountants, military comptrollers, legislators, state and local government auditors, budget offices, financial managers, and financial analysts. The information also applies to contractors and grantees, universities, and other non-profits and organizations that have repeated financial dealings with the federal government.
Created for both professionals and others performing federal government audits, this concise, yet comprehensive guide:
* Features an easy-to-use format that enables you to pinpoint needed information quickly
* Provides detailed guidance on what, why, how, and by whom federal audits should be made
* Covers federal financial statements, budgeting, accounting, and more
* Covers Sarbanes-Oxley, including background information, the implications for federal audits, OMB, GAO initiatives, Section 404, and more
* Describes the scope and work required in an audit of federal departments and agencies
* Includes real-life examples of federal audits
* Has separate chapters devoted to single audits, performance audits, procurement and contract audits, and grant audits
This resource was written by four CPAs who are Principals and/or Partners at Kearney & Company, a large regional firm that specializes in providing auditing, accounting, and information technology services to the federal government. With their expertise and experience, they condense the copious, complex criteria for federal government auditing into concise, accessible information you'll refer to again and again.
From the contents
Chapter 1. Background of Federal Auditing: Evolution, Standard
Setters, Responsibilities, Audit Types.
Chapter 2. Federal Audit Criteria: Laws, Regulations, Audit Standards.
Chapter 3. The Federal Government and Sarbanes Oxley.
Chapter 4. Auditors of Federal Agencies and Programs: Federal auditors, state auditors, independent auditors, and Relationship.
Chapter 5. Accounting in the Federal Government: Budgets, accountable events, transactions.
Chapter 6. Federal Financial Statements.
Chapter 7. The Federal Audit Model: Audit Considerations
Chapter 8. Planning the Audit: Well done is half done
Chapter 9. Documenting Internal Controls: What, who, where, why?
Chapter 10. Assessing and Evaluating Control Risks: Are controls
imbedded in the system design?
Chapter 11. Testing Controls, Transactions, Accounts: Where's
Chapter 12. Closing Procedures, Quality Control, and Reporting:
What is the Verdict?
Chapter 13. Single Audits: One Audit, Once a Year, By One Auditor.
Chapter 14. Performance Audits: Different scopes, different
folks, different reports.
Chapter 15. Procurement and Contract Audits: Types, regulations,
process, audit concerns, methodology.
Chapter 16. Grant Audits: Types, regulations, process, audit
concerns, and methodology.
Appendix A: Financial Statement Account Balances.
Appendix B: Evaluation and Testing of EDP Systems: A Methodolgy.
Appendix C: Illustrations of Auditor's Reports.