|Internal Controls: Just the Start of a Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention Program (December)
||Government organizations have implemented some form of internal control since the single audit act was created in 1984,which precedes the COSO framework that was published in 1992 for for-profit, not-for-profit and government entities. Despite a long history of implementing internal controls, fraud still occurs within government entities. This brief provides an analysis of how to prevent fraud within government.
|What Government Entities Need to Know About the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (July)
||In an effort to stimulate the economy, President Obama signed legislation to work with the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.This brief is an overview of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA, Recovery Act) and the impact it has on government entities who receive and report on funds.
|CPAs in Government Discover Win-Win with Financial Literacy (May)
||With roughly 12 million Americans currently unemployed, employed workers want to tackle credit card debt, save for the future and feel more secure about their day-to-day lives now more than ever. As a result many employers are stepping in to help staff become more financially literate; making this the perfect time for CPAs and especially CPAs in Government to lead the process within their organizations.
|CPAs in Government Offer Suggestions for Weathering the Financial Storm: Part II (March)
|| As a follow up to their January 2009 Government Accountability Brief, members of the AICPA's Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC) have come together to provide fellow CPAs in government with ideas and suggestions for possible short-term or even long-term improvements.
|CPAs in Government Offer Suggestions for Weathering the Financial Storm: Part I (January)
||CPAs in government can bring value to the table when, by necessity, the status quo must be re-evaluated. The can offer sound alternatives that weather the current storm, as well as promote lasting improvements to, and change how, government agencies serve the public. Members of the AICPA's Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC) have come together to provide their fellow CPAs in government with ideas and suggestions for short-term or even-long term improvements.