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Yellow Book: Government Auditing Standards

by Allison J. Harrell, Jeff Barbacci

Part of the AICPA Series

Yellow Book: Government Auditing Standards Synopsis

Do you perform engagements in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) as presented in the Yellow Book? This book provides an excellent baseline of information for accountants to better understand governmental auditing foundations, ethics, general audit standards, financial audit standards, attestation engagement standards, and fieldwork and reporting standards for performance audits. It is essential that all auditors planning and conducting audits in accordance with GAGAS understand and discern these concepts and standards in executing their responsibilities. In addition to a chapter covering the key points in a Uniform Guidance compliance audit, this book also includes content from AICPA Guide Government Auditing Standards and Single Audits related to a Uniform Guidance compliance audit, including appendixes for example auditor's reports and sampling guidance. This book will prepare you to do the following: Identify the types of engagements that are performed under Government Auditing Standards. Recognize Yellow Book requirements related to independence, peer review, and more. Identify the additional requirements for performing a financial audit under GAGAS. Recognize the additional GAGAS reporting requirements for financial audits. Recall the requirements for performing attestation engagements and performance audits under the Yellow Book.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781119512424
Publication date: 30th March 2018
Author: Allison J. Harrell, Jeff Barbacci
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Public finance accounting,

About Allison J. Harrell, Jeff Barbacci

Allison J. Harrell, CPA, is a shareholder with Thomas Howell Ferguson where she provides assurance services to governmental, not-for-profit, and for-profit entities. She handles financial statement audits, compliance audits, internal control studies, agreed upon procedures and financial reviews. In addition, her responsibilities as an auditor consist of planning, fieldwork, and report preparation in the areas of financial and compliance audits. Harrrell has experience with OMB Circular A-133 and GASB Statement No. 34 as well as operational audits of state agencies and certain local governments while employed with the State of Florida Auditor General. Jeff Barbacci, CPA, is a shareholder with Thomas ...

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