United States GAO General Accounting Washington, D.C. 20648 Office Accounting and Information Management Division B-281854 April 30,1999 The Honorable Henry J. Hyde Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives Subject: Federallv Chartered Coruoration: Review of the F’inancial Statement Audit ReDort for the National Ski Patrol &stern. IncorDorated. for Fiscal Year 1998 Dear Mr. Chairman: As requested, we reviewed the audit report covering the financial statements of the National Ski Patrol System, Incorporated, a federally chartered corporation, for the fiscal year ended June 30,1998. The corporation promotes public safety in skiing. Federally chartered corporations are required under 36 U.S.C. 1102-1103to l present the corporation’s assets and liabilities and reasonable detail on the corporation’s income and expenses in annual 5nancia.l statements, l obtain an annual financial audit by an independent public accountant, and l submit the auditor’s report and the corporation’s financial statements to the Congress. The objective of our review was to determine whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law. In carrying out our work, we reviewed the corporation’s financial statements and the accompanying notes, performed certain analytical procedures related to information presented’& the financial statements, reviewed the auditor’s report, and made inquiries to corporation officials or the auditor as we deemed necessary. We did not review the auditor’s working papers. Our review disclosed no reportable instances of noncompliance. GAO/AIMD=99-166RNational Ski Patrol System, Incorporated B-281854 The audit report included the auditor’s opinion that the financial statements of the corporation were fairly presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. We are returning the audit report you sent with your letter. Sincerely yours, \ David L. Clark Director, Audit Oversight and Liaison w/o enclosure 911926) Page 2 GAOhUMD49-166R National Ski Patrol System, Incorporated Ordering Information The first copy of each GAO report and testimony is free. Additional copies are $2 each. Orders shouid be sent to the following address, accompanied by a check or money order _made out to the Superintendent of Documents, when necessary. VISA and Mastercard credit cards are accepted, also. Orders for 100 or more copies to be mailed to a single address are discounted 25 percent. Orders by mail: U.S. General Accounting Office P.O. Box 37050 Washington, DC 20013 or visit: Room 1100 700 4th St. NW (corner of 4th and G Sts. NW) U.S. General Accounting Office Washington, DC Orders may also be placed by caBing (202) 512-6000 or by using fax number (202) 512-6061, or TDD (202) 512-2537. Each day, GAO issues a list of newly available reports and testimony. To receive facsimile copies of the daily list or any list from the past 30 days, please caB (202) 512-6000 using a touchtone phone. A recorded menu wiII provide information on how to obtain these lists. For information on how to access GAO reports on the INTERNET, send an e-mail message with “info” in the body to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit GAO’s World Wide Web Home Page at: http9www.gao.gov PRINTED ON &$$ RECYCLED PAPER United States Bulk Mail General Accounting Office Postage & Fees Paid Washington, D.C. 20548-0001 GAO Permit No. GlOO Official Business Penalty for Private Use $300 Address Correction Requested
Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Ski Patrol System, Incorporated, for Fiscal Year 1998
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1999-04-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)