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Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference 2018

GAE1804 - Update of the GAO/CIGIE Financial Audit Manual (FAM)

Aug 13, 2018 10:05am ‐ Aug 13, 2018 11:20am

Standard: $49.00


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) maintain the Financial Audit Manual (FAM), which presents a methodology to perform financial statement audits of federal entities in accordance with professional standards. 

The FAM, last updated in 2008, incorporates:

• the AICPA’s Clarified Auditing Standards
• GAO’s 2011 Yellow Book, and
• OMB’s latest federal financial statement audit guidance.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the current updates to the FAM’s three volumes: (1) Audit Methodology, (2) Audit Tools, and (3) Checklists.
• Recognize the process by which the FAM was updated.
• Recall the standards and guidance changes that impacted the update to the FAM.
• Indicate the key changes to the FAM.


Tags: Federal

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