The Government Accountants Journal

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3, Fall

25 Years of State and Local Governmental Financial Reporting - an Accounting Standards Perspective
From an accounting standards perspective, I believe that these are the six most significant developments affecting state and local governmental financial reporting during the past 25 years.1. Emergence of a permanent structure to concentrate on accounting...
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Problem Solving: The Generic Drug Scandal
In June 1988, Representative John Dingell (D-Michigan) asked the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Health and Human Services to undertake a full scale investigation of possible corruption in the generic drug approval process. Dingell was, and...
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board - Needed Now More Than Ever
No federal appropriation; no authorizing legislation; no recognition by a law of Congress; no presidential executive order proclaiming its existence; no authority to prescribe rules and regulations; not an official federal entity.Can the Federal Accounting...
Measuring and Reporting Performance in Government
Do you know as much as you would like to about the costs, quality, accomplishments and financial condition of government services, programs, activities and entities? Would you like to know, for example: what veterans think about the care at veterans...
The Certified Government Accountant: To Be or Not to Be?
SUMMARYThe results are in. The Blue Ribbon Task Force commissioned by the National Executive Committee of AGA has assessed membership demand for a certification program for government accountants, auditors and financial managers. The Task Force has recommended...
The Vision for Improving Federal Financial Management
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article is an excerpt from Mr. Mazur's Keynote Address given at the RCA Professional Development Conference in Dallas, Texas, June 22.Being here at the Professional Development Conference is an excellent opportunity for sharing...