Bill Hughes, MorganFranklin Consulting Managing Director, Appointed to GAO Green Book Advisory Council

Respected audit and accountability authority to share expertise and insight as GAO works to revise and update Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government.

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Bill Hughes, Managing Director and Public Sector Market Lead, MorganFranklin Consulting

Bill Hughes, Managing Director and Public Sector Market Lead, MorganFranklin Consulting

I am excited for this opportunity to update standards over federal internal controls to help agencies achieve their missions in a more efficient and effective manner—all of which contributes to saving taxpayer dollars during these challenging times.

McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) May 02, 2013

MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading business consulting and technology solutions company that delivers financial management, performance improvement, and technology enablement solutions to government and industry clients, today announced that Managing Director and Public Sector Market Lead Bill Hughes has been appointed to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Green Book Advisory Council (GBAC). Hughes will be sworn in for his two-year term of appointment on May 20 at GAO headquarters in Washington, D.C. He was nominated by the GAO to share his expertise and insight as the GBAC works to revise and update GAO's Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, also known as the “Green Book.”

The GBAC is comprised of a select group of 20 to 25 qualified members with complementary skills and strong knowledge in internal controls from organizations spanning the internal audit community; federal, state, and local government; academia; and organizations that perform financial, compliance, and performance auditing.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected to serve on the GAO Green Book Advisory Council. I extend my appreciation to U.S. Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro and the entire Government Accountability Office for entrusting me with this position to serve the GAO mission,” Hughes said. “I am excited for this opportunity to update standards over federal internal controls to help agencies achieve their missions in a more efficient and effective manner—all of which contributes to saving taxpayer dollars during these challenging times. I look forward to collaborating with the council and I hope to bring a unique perspective by utilizing my background and exposure to both government and commercial sector clients and experiences.”

The GAO, often called the “congressional watchdog,” is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress to investigate how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. In 1999, GAO issued the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, which provide the overall framework for establishing and maintaining internal control and identifying and addressing major performance and management challenges and areas at greatest risk of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement.

The Green Book Advisory Council provides input and recommendations to the Comptroller General for revisions to the standards to maintain their relevancy and harmonize the federal government internal control standards with the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control-Integrated Framework. The GBAC advises the Comptroller General on internal control standards throughout the standard-setting process by proposing standards, exposing proposed standards for public comment, evaluating comments, incorporating necessary changes, and issuing final documents.

Since joining MorganFranklin Consulting in 2005, Hughes has been instrumental in creating, leading, and shaping the strategic direction of the firm’s government sector activities. He possesses more than 22 years of professional services experience conducting external audit, CFO Act, audit readiness, internal control, CFO compliance/federal financial management, and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) engagements. Hughes is deeply experienced with federal and commercial audits, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)/Office of Management and Budget (OMB) No. A-123, COSO/GAO Green Book, GAO FAM/FISCAM, GAO Yellow Book (GAGAS), FFMIA, FMFIA, and other OMB, GAO, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) regulations.

Hughes is a member of the AICPA, American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He is also a past member of the FASAB Accounting and Audit Policy Committee (AAPC) and General Property, Plant, and Equipment Task Force, as well as a current member and past president of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Northern Virginia Chapter. In addition, Hughes serves on the executive committees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's metro Washington, D.C., Light the Night and Leukemia Ball events. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA).

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About MorganFranklin Consulting
MorganFranklin Consulting is an international services firm that delivers business consulting and technology solutions to public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients. Since 1998, MorganFranklin professionals have provided business operations, financial advisory, and IT consulting expertise and assistance across a wide range of industries. The firm’s solutions focus on helping clients develop and implement strategies and plans to manage growth, achieve compliance, and transform business operations. MorganFranklin has offices in Washington, D.C., Dallas, and London, and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

In 2012, MorganFranklin was named to Consulting magazine’s “Best Firms to Work For” list and the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Third-party customer satisfaction surveys highlight the company’s reputation for being hands-on, flexible, and skilled at bringing diverse groups together to complete projects on time and within budget. To learn more about the company visit http://www.morganfranklin.com.

MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin Corporation and MorganFranklin Limited, a UK subsidiary serving as the EMEA headquarters of MorganFranklin Corporation.


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