A public accounting firm has been engaged to audit a local food distribution program funded by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The engagement is to encompass both financial and performance audits that constitute the expanded scope of a GAGAS audit and is to be conducted in accordance with the audit standards published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

a. The accountants should perform sufficient audit work to satisfy the financial and compliance element of GAGAS. What is the objective of such audit work?
b. The accountants should be aware of general and specific kinds of uneconomical or inefficient practices in such a program. What are some examples?
c. What might be some standards and sources of standards for judging program results?

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