19
Dec

Six Key Risk Factors for Auditors

    In the recent edition of the Journal of Accountancy, the auditing of internal control over financial reporting, is listed as a topic that has received a lot of attention from the PCAOB this year, and is one of the key risk factors for the 2013 audit cycle, according to a new Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) alert. A […]

22
Aug

PCAOB Calling for Additional Care in Audits of Brokers/Dealers

On the Journal of Accountancy’s website,  Ken Tysiac writes that the PCAOB is urging auditors of broker/dealers to conduct audits with due professional care and skepticism after PCAOB inspectors identified deficiencies in 57 of the 60 audits of broker-dealers reviewed during the final 10 months of 2012. The independent findings were identified in about 8% […]

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

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”) […]