PracticeAuditUS govt: Iraq audit report standards ‘too high’

US govt: Iraq audit report standards 'too high'

Govt rejects report put out by Government Accountability Office

A draft report by the US Government
Accountability Office
, which revealed that Iraq met just three of 18
congressionally mandated benchmarks, has been rejected by the US government.

Dana Perino, White
House spokeswoman, said the report set the bar too high for Iraq and it was
impossible for the Iraqis to meet the GAO’s standards.

She was backed up by State
Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey
, who said that if you apply different
standards to the benchmarks you might come out with some different conclusions.

The Pentagon also disputes some findings of the GAO report and has asked that
‘factual corrections’ be made to it.

Further reading:

Iraq audit slams US contractor

Profile: Euan Fraser, the MoD’s only qualified accountant
serving in Iraq

Related Articles

PwC replaces EY as Domino's auditor

Audit PwC replaces EY as Domino's auditor

6d Alia Shoaib, Reporter
The ‘uncomfortable truth’ behind FRC’s Big Four fines recommendations

Audit The ‘uncomfortable truth’ behind FRC’s Big Four fines recommendations

2w Carl Johnson, Stephensons
BDO holds off Big Four to retain top position as AIM auditor

Audit BDO holds off Big Four to retain top position as AIM auditor

2w Alia Shoaib, Reporter
FRC urged to fine Big Four firms penalties over £10m

Audit FRC urged to fine Big Four firms penalties over £10m

4w Alia Shoaib, Reporter
EY to audit Standard Chartered bank

Audit EY to audit Standard Chartered bank

1m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
KPMG replaces PwC as Croda auditor

Accounting Firms KPMG replaces PwC as Croda auditor

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
EY fined £1.8m over Tech Data audit

Accounting Standards EY fined £1.8m over Tech Data audit

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Top 50+50: Firms post significant growth in new tax and audit rankings

Audit Top 50+50: Firms post significant growth in new tax and audit rankings

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor