The Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) promotes the importance of quality governmental audits and the value of such audits to purchasers of governmental audit services. GAQC is a voluntary membership center for CPA firms and state audit organizations that perform governmental audits.

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    Audits that include single audits, financial statement audits of both governments & NFPs.

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    New Pension-Related Auditing Interpretations Issued
    Read GAQC Alert #249 to learn about the issuance of three auditing interpretations relating to issues and questions associated with the implementation of the soon-to-be effective pension standards issued by the GASB. The State and Local Government Expert Panel has been working with the AICPA Audit and Attest Standards Team on several auditing interpretations which were just issued in final form. All of the interpretations can be accessed on the Audit and Attest Standards Team's or by using hyperlinks in GAQC Alert # 249.
    lock Register for April 29th Required GAQC 2014 Annual Update Webcast
    Read GAQC Alert #246 for registration information on GAQC Annual Update, to be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). The Webcast will provide participants with a summary of the key issues that GAQC members should be considering as part of planning for the 2014 audit season. Remember that the GAQC membership requirements for CPA firms and State Audit Organizations require the firm's DAQP or SAO DAQL to attend this annual Center-sponsored Webcast. However, all levels of staff will benefit from attending.
    Important New Cost-Sharing Pension Plan Guidance
    The AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel has been engaged in numerous and complex discussions regarding accounting and auditing implementation issues facing governmental pension plans, the governmental employers that participate in those plans (employers or participating employers), and their auditors as a result of new pension accounting standards issued by GASB. Read GAQC Alert #244 to learn more about the two whitepapers relevant to cost-sharing multiple employer plans (cost-sharing plans), participating employers, and their auditors, that include critical information for a successful implementation of the standards; and about the numerous resources available.

    Member web events are held periodically and are archived on this page for convenient access.

    GAQC Alerts contain critical and time sensitive information about governmental audit developments and this page contains archived Alerts issued to date.

    GAQC has developed valuable tools to help members perform quality single audits.

    About the Center 

    GAQC is a voluntary membership center for CPA firms and state audit organizations that perform governmental audits. The Center serves as a comprehensive resource for member firms and state audit organizations (SAO), supporting you on your governmental audits.


    Learn how the Center’s valuable resources help firms and state audit organizations meet the challenges of performing yellow book financial statement audits of governments and NFPs, single audits, HUD engagements, and more.

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    GAQC Alert No. 248
    Two-Part Series: New GASB Pension Standards Considerations for Plans, Employers, and their Auditors

    GAQC Alert No. 247
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    GAQC Alert No. 244
    Important New Cost-Sharing Plan Guidance for Plans, Participating Governmental Employers, and Their Auditors Issued by AICPA

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