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SEC Chairperson Steps Down

In December 2012, Mary Schapiro, Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission stepped down and President Obama designated SEC Commissioner Elisse

SEC Approves PCAOB Rules on Communication with Audit Committees

The SEC has published, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rules on Auditing Standard (AS) No. 16, Communications

Auditors Communication with Public Company Audit Committees

In an effort to help protect the interest of public company investors, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted Auditing Standard

SEC Requires Disclosure When Using Certain Conflict Minerals

In August 2012, the SEC adopted a rule mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act to require companies to publicly disclose their use of certain conflict minerals

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JOBS Act

The goal of the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” or JOBS Act, which was signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, is to increase American

PCAOB Proposal's Impact on Executive Compensation

On February 28, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB or Board) issued Release No. 2012-001, Proposed Auditing Standard - Related Parties,

SEC Staff Released Reports on IFRS and comparisons to US GAAP

In November, the SEC staff released reports analyzing the current reporting practices of companies using IFRS and comparing U.S. GAAP and IFRS requirements

PCAOB Proposes Further Transparency with Disclosure of Engagement Partner

On October 11, 2011, the PCAOB proposed for public comment standards that would require public company auditing firms to disclose the name of the engagement partner responsible for signing the opinion in the audit report for an SEC registrant

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PCAOB Considers Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation

The PCAOB recently issued a Concept Release on Auditor Independence and Audit Firm Rotation to solicit public comments on enhancements to auditor independence, objectivity and professional skepticism. Steve Thompson explains why this matters.

SEC Study Offers Recommendations Against Additional Section 404(b) Exemptions

Based upon requirements within Section 989G(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, in April, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Chief

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