What's New

What's New?

GAO Government Auditing Standards "Yellow Book" 2018 Revision
Released July 17, 2018

Effective Date -
For financial audits, attestation engagements, and reviews of financial statements for periods ending on or after June 30, 2020, and for performance audits beginning on or after July 1, 2019.  Early implementation is permitted.

Link to 2018 Yellow Book PDF and GAO PODCAST: Yellow Book Updates -

Some of the Key Changes Include -

  • A new format that differentiates requirements from application guidance
  • Updated independence requirements for auditors who prepare the financial statements of an audited entity
  • Revised peer review requirements for audit organizations
  • New guidance to address waste and abuse as defined under government auditing standards
  • Updated internal control guidance for performance audits

Posted: 09/12/18 

SIAAB 2018 Fall Government Auditing Conference


Registration for the SIAAB 2018 Fall Government Auditing Conference, October 23, 2018, thru October 24, 2018, is now open!  For additional information, including conference brochure containing the agendas and registration information, please visit our Fall Conference webpage.
Posted: 09/11/18 

CGAP, CFSA, and CCSA Transition

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors has approved two significant changes to its suite of global certifications:
  1. The Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) and Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) will be repositioned from certification programs to assessment-based certificate programs.
  2. The Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) will be realized with the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) program through an extensive global job analysis study which will result in a revised CRMA exam syllabus that covers internal controls and risk management.

For more information, visit the IIA's Global website.

Posted: 08/06/18