8
May

2015 Schedule of Board Meetings for the Florida Division of Certified Public Accounting

The following information was obtained on the Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website under the Florida Division of Certified Public Accounting: June 10th (Wednesday)-9:00 A.M.-PC June 11th (Thursday)-9:00 A.M.-Board Disney Dolphin and Swan Hotel In Conjunction With FICPA Expo July 30th (Thursday)-9:00 A.M.-PC July 31st (Friday)-9:00 A.M.-Board Biltmore Hotel 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral […]

15
Jan

PCAOB Disciplines Seven Audit Firms

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced disciplinary orders against seven audit firms for violating rules requiring that the auditors of brokers and dealers be independent of their audit clients were settled. According to the PCAOB, in the settlements, in addition to a censure, each firm agreed to undertake significant remedial measures, including: To establish […]

10
Jun

What Powers Does the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Have?

The PCAOB has authority to investigate and discipline registered public accounting firms and persons associated with those firms for noncompliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the rules of the PCAOB and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other laws, rules, and professional standards governing the audits of public companies, brokers, and dealers. When violations […]

4
Jun

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a private-sector, non-profit corporation created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a 2002 United States federal law, to oversee the auditors of public companies. Its purpose is to “protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports”. Although a private […]

4
Jun

New Policies from the “Public Company Accounting Oversight Board” (PCAOB)

The following is information released by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board:  “POLICY STATEMENT REGARDING CREDIT FOR EXTRAORDINARY COOPERATION IN CONNECTION WITH BOARD INVESTIGATIONS PCAOB Release No. 2013-003 April 24, 2013 Summary The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB” or “Board”) is issuing this policy statement to provide guidance to registered public accounting firms (“firms”) […]