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Marcia Buchanan, CPA, CGFM

Marcia Buchanan, CPA, CGFM, is Assistant Director, Government Auditing Standards, in GAO's Financial Management and Assurance Team. She has responsibility for maintaining, interpreting, and promoting Government Auditing Standards, commonly known as the "yellow book," and serves as a staff aide to the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards. She also participates for GAO with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions? Auditing Standards Committee and as an expert for working on proposed international auditing standards. During her 30 year GAO career, Ms. Buchanan has gained extensive audit experience on financial audits including the Department of Agriculture and Veterans Administration, and on performance audits of audit quality, single audit, and other issues. She has received numerous awards, including GAO's Meritorious Service Awards and the Comptroller General?s Integrity Award, and the Association of Government Accountant's Achievement of the Year Award and the 2005 Educator?s Award. Ms. Buchanan graduated from Virginia Tech and attended the Federal Executive Institute. She is a Certified Public Accountant (Colorado), a Certified Government Financial Manager, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, serving previously on its Government Accounting and Auditing Committee and Single Audit Working Group, and currently as an observer to several AICPA auditing standard task forces.