WASHINGTON — A government watchdog is recommending the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implement several additional internal controls to avoid misappropriation of assets or inaccurate financial statements.

In a report issued Monday, the Government Accountability Office followed up on several control issues it identified last year in its first CFPB audit. Although the concerns do not represent "material weaknesses or significant deficiencies," GAO said, "we believe they warrant management's attention and action."

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