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PCAOB Nuggets

Every so often I go to the PCAOB website to see if anything interesting has happened. I usually start in the Enforcement section, because that’s where you read about CPAs behaving badly. 342 more words


Backstabbing in Washington: The Curious Case of the PCAOB

Washington is a strange town! The more you succeed, the more you attract enemies. If you outperform all prior occupants of your office, behave like a model gentleman, and achieve what no one thought possible, that will make you a political target, and, worse yet, attract the neurotic envy of all those you have outshone. 2,517 more words

Securities Regulation

Big companies voluntarily enhance audit committee disclosures

by Cydney Posner

While the SEC and PCAOB ponder what to do with auditor and audit committee reports, an increasing number of large companies have begun to include more audit committee disclosures on a voluntary basis, according to an… 918 more words


Walmart, Toshiba, and the audit firms: Wake up SEC!

A letter dated Sept. 9 addressed to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White and the SEC Commissioners was no ordinary letter.

Its signers included heavy-hitters such as former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, and former SEC Chairmen Arthur Levitt and Richard Breeden. 966 more words


Study of enhanced audit and audit committee reports in UK shows positive audit impact

by Cydney Posner

This study reported in Compliance Week may put some wind in the sails of those seeking to enhance the nature of the disclosures in standard audit reports and audit committee reports in the US.  532 more words


Shopping for A CPA or Accounting Services in the US Here Is Your List

I have spent a fair part of the last few weeks being frustrated.. The initial problem with being frustrated is that it is a self-inflicted condition. 1,372 more words


PCAOB Issues Concept Release On Audit Quality Indicators - Important For Audit Committees And External Auditors

The PCAOB has released a concept release on audit quality indicators. You can find the release HERE, and the relevant PCAOB page HERE. These will be important for audit committees, external auditors, and other people. 151 more words