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    GAO finds audit quality problems at Pentagon

    GAO finds audit quality problems at Pentagon
    WASHINGTON - Pentagon auditors face serious problems in their ability to oversee contracts worth hundreds of billions of dollars, according to congressional investigators, and a key senator says the agency in charge needs to focus more on quality than speed. The Government Accountability Office reviewed 69 audits and other cost-related assignments by the Defense Contract Audit Agency and found only four ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Managing Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

    Managing Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
    The Sarbanes-Oxley legislation of 2002 (SOX) was borne out of abuses by corporations, their lawyers, and their auditors during the wild business environment of the late 1990s. It was clear in many cases before SOX that corporate CEOs, CFOs, and/or boards of directors in concert or alone were not only not minding the store but were more or less cooking the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Elements of an Anti-Fraud Program

    Elements of an Anti-Fraud Program
    The fundamental elements of an effective anti-fraud program that should be established by each agency are: 1. Creating and maintaining a culture of honesty, 2. Evaluating the risks of fraud and implementing the processes, procedures and controls needed to mitigate those risks, and 3. Developing an appropriate oversight process Creating a Culture of Honesty and High Ethics It is each agency’s ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    SOX Is a Hot Skill in Accounting

    SOX Is a Hot Skill in Accounting
    The accounting scandals of the past few years may have ended a few accounting careers, but they've also created thousands of jobs for accountants who understand the new accounting rules and procedures that came about as a result. Many companies need auditors who can help them comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (aka SOX), the federal legislation that tightened auditing ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Speech by SEC Staff: Improving Audit Effectiveness

    Speech by SEC Staff: Improving Audit Effectiveness
    Speech by SEC Staff: Improving Audit Effectiveness by Zoe-Vonna Palmrose Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 2006 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments Washington, D.C. December 11, 2006 This is my first National Conference and I'm delighted to be here. I have been at the SEC for four months now. Prior ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5

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