Posts Tagged ‘PCAOB’

Yet More PCAOB Inspection Hints

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We have fresh intel on how the PCAOB may change its approach to inspecting audit firms, and what those changes might mean for the audit committees and internal audit executives who deal with the firms. All five PCAOB members appeared Monday at the AICPA’s annual public company accounting conference in Washington, and inspections were Issue…

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U.S. Regulators Warn on China

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U.S. securities and audit regulators have issued an extraordinary warning that they are not getting the cooperation that they want from their Chinese counterparts, and that U.S.-listed companies with significant operations in China should prepare for more strained relations between U.S. and Chinese securities regulators. The message came in two parts: first, in a special…

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PCAOB Inspection Priorities for 2019

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The PCAOB has shared its plans for audit firm inspections early next year, with more focus on how audit firms manage their own operations and less perhaps emphasis on specific risk areas such as Brexit, oil prices, or changing interest rates. The PCAOB inspections outlook is useful foremost for audit firms, who want to know…

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PCAOB Drops 2019 Hints

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Audit firms can expect new types of regulatory inspections in 2019, audit committees and internal audit executives can expect inspection reports with new types of information, and the corporate accounting world may finally see new proposals on auditing estimates and use of data analytics in financial auditing. So said William Duhnke, chairman of the Public…

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Six Charged in PCAOB Inspections Leak

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Wild story from the world of corporate auditing today: six accountants charged with stealing confidential information from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, to help KPMG improve its standing in PCAOB audit firm inspections. Worse, three of the six are former PCAOB staffers, who leaked the information to KPMG while trying to score jobs there…

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New PCAOB Leadership Comes Aboard

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The leadership transition at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has begun. Its new chairman and one new board member were sworn in yesterday, and one of the new chairman’s first acts was to name a new chief of staff. William Duhnke was sworn in as chairman, Kathleen Hamm as board member. Duhnke then named…

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SEC Replaces PCAOB Leadership

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The SEC replaced the entire board of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Commission today—an expected, but still sweeping, shakeup that portends significant changes in how auditing is done. The new chairman is William Duhnke, whose name has been predicted for awhile now. Duhnke is a lawyer by trade and spent most of his recent career…

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New Audit Report Format Approved

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Auditors and corporate reporting professionals everywhere, prepare yourselves: The SEC has approved the new, more detailed format for external auditors’ reports! The new standard, drafted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board after seven years of negotiations, requires audit firms to disclose “critical audit matters” (CAMs) they find while auditing your financial statements. That approach…

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PCAOB Lists Audit Inspection Priorities for 2017

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SOX compliance officers, prepare to recalibrate your audit compass: the PCAOB has released its list of priorities for audit inspections this year. In a 19-page briefing document published yesterday, the PCAOB said its 2017 inspections are focusing on chronic trouble spots such as auditing accounting estimates and audits of internal control over financial reporting. They…

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Audit Report Choice Looms for SEC

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Sit up and pay attention, SOX compliance community. We will soon get our first real glimpse into how much SEC chairman Jay Clayton wants to reshape the corporate audit world. On deck is final approval of the proposed new format for audit reports: a standard the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board hammered out earlier this…

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