Internal audit

The Real Oversight is NOT Having an Audit Committee

By JIM GODSEY, CPA, CGMA, PARTNER, MGO Everything Changes, Except When It Doesn’t Time and time again we’ve seen reactions to various accounting scandals, after which new policies, procedures, and…

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Risk Alert: FBI Warns of Hacker Scheme Targeting Direct Deposit Paychecks

Cybercriminals are rerouting direct deposit paychecks into their own accounts. In a public service announcement, the FBI detailed the rise of a new scheme where criminals hack into online payroll…

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Delivering Value and Security via a Principled Debt Management Policy

Best Practices for Government Agencies Issuing Debt under SB 1029 By: Richard Green, CPA, Partner and Industry Leader, State and Local Government California’s public government agencies have long relied on…

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Effective Communication Delivers Audit Transparency

The November 2017 issue of CSMFO Magazine featured an article, written by MGO’s Senior Assurance Partner Jim Godsey, focused on best practices for communication in the audit process. The full…

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Webinar: Improving Internal Audit Performance for State and Local Government

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Recently, Jim Godsey, MGO Senior Assurance/Advisory Partner was a panelist in a Webinar with Dr. Peter Hughes, Assistant Auditor-Controller, Los Angeles County, and Kieu-Anh King, Budget Deputy, Los Angeles Board of…

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Strategies for Mitigating Municipal Employee Fraud

The second article in a series for municipal executives: Avoiding the Headlines   By Scott P. Johnson, CPA, CGMA Partner, State & Local Government, Advisory Services As a public official…

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A Fiscal Lighthouse for Government Sustainability

By Scott P. Johnson - Partner, MGO Advisory Services A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and…

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