Government Auditing


GOVERNMENT AUDITING

The GAO issues a draft of a strategy guide to help federal departments and agencies minimize their improper payments. It includes examples of techniques public- and private-sector organizations have used to estimate the extent of such payments, the cost of implementing effective internal control systems and the effectiveness of corrective actions to date. Comments are due by August 15 ( www.gao.gov/new.items/d01703g.pdf ).

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How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.