Global Investment Opportunities and Risks

by Ken Urish 30. October 2012 08:29
Global Opportunities, the 2012 BDO Ambition Survey, is very timely reading. It offers valuable perspective on global investment opportunities and risks overseas, from the perspective of CFOs of $50M - $2B companies. This year’s findings reflect the general climate of economic and political un... [More]
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10 Years of Sarbanes-Oxley

by Dennis Stuchell 23. October 2012 09:45
It may be hard to believe, but the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) have been with us now for ten years. And the PCAOB inspections of audit issuers continue to find serious deficiencies. During a recent keynote address at the American Law Institute (ALI) ... [More]
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Is the Glass-Stegall Act No Longer Relevant?

by Harry Emerick 18. October 2012 09:30
The following is intended to provide a long term perspective to banking in the U.S. as one context for our current economic problems.  A sequel will discuss how we may learn from the lessons of history. After the epidemic of U.S. bank failures during the great depression, the 1933 Banking Act ... [More]
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SEC Approval Pending for AS 16

by Ken Urish 10. October 2012 13:42
Auditing Standard (AS) 16, Communications with Audit Committees, was approved recently by the PCAOB. AS 16 largely retains current guidance contained in AU 380, Communications with Audit Committees, and does not impose any new performance requirements on the auditor. Rather, for the purpose of promo... [More]
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