Section 404(b) of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
The Sarbanes Oxley Act requires that the management of public companies assess the effectiveness of the internal control of issuers for financial reporting. Section 404(b) requires a publicly-held company’s...
Published on April 03, 2013
Overview of State Issues Related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
An overview of state issues related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Published on April 11, 2012
Legislation Prohibiting Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
The CPA Advocate: April, 2013. H.R. 1564, introduced by Representative Robert Hurt, a Republican from Virginia, would block the PCAOB from requiring public companies to use specific auditors or require the use of different auditors on a rotating basis.
Published on April 29, 2013
House Financial Services Panel Looks at Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Rules
The CPA Advocate: May, 2011. Deloitte Deputy CEO and Vice-Chairman Robert Kueppers testified at House hearing that accounting profession is cocnerned Dodd-Frank Act does not take into account SOX internal reporting requirements.
Published on September 02, 2011
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues
This page highlights the advocacy issues in which the Congressional & Political Affairs Team is advocating on behalf of the profession, and also those issues that the team has recently followed.
Published on March 29, 2013
Whistleblower Rules under Dodd Frank Act
Dodd-Frank Act Sections 922 and 748 require the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodities Futures Trading Commission to implement rules to pay cash awards of up to 30% in settlements over $1 million to whistleblowers who voluntarily provide original information about violations of the Securities laws and Commodity Exchange Act,
Published on February 05, 2013
AICPA Opposes PCAOBs Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation Proposal
The AICPA recently told the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board its Concept Release on Auditor Independence and Audit Firm Rotation, which would require mandatory audit firm rotation, is not likely to achieve the goals the PCAOB intends.
Published on January 09, 2012
Insurance Company Audits
ISSUE: How the profession should respond to legislation that requires insurers to have annual audited statutory financial reports of insurance companies. BACKGROUND: All states require domiciled insurance enterprises to submit to the state insuran
Published on March 18, 2011
AICPA-Endorsed Amendment to Whistleblower Bill Approved
The AICPA and state CPA societies successfully urged members of the House Capital Markets Subcommittee to approve an amendment to a bill that would protect investors by strengthening the whistleblower program established under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Published on February 01, 2012
Financial Regulatory Reform
Responding to the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Congress debated comprehensive financial regulatory legislation that would address systemic risks, provide U.S. regulators with new resolution authorities and create a new consumer financial protection bureau. Listed in this article are specific provisions in the pending legislation, and potential amendments that concern the accounting
Published on February 04, 2013