Jury Verdict Against KPMG for Negligent Misrepresentations in Audit Report
Failure to detect misstatements in financial statements result in a $38.8M jury verdict in the Cast Art Industries, LLC vs. KPMG LLP case.
Published on May 03, 2013
Grant Thornton LLP v. Prospect High Income Fund
Because of their (1) extensive understanding of the accounting profession and, in particular, the role of an independent auditor, and (2) commitment to the public interest, the Texas Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs are deeply concerned about the court of appeals' decision in this case inasmuch as it threatens
Published on April 14, 2010
Cast Art Industries, LLC Scott Sherman Gary Barsellotti and Frank Colapinto vs. KPMG LLP John Quinn John Shaw Ed Lazor F...
A substantial jury verdict of $31.8 million was entered against KPMG in this case which was brought in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County. Plaintiffs, which included Cast Art Industries, LLC (“Cast Art”) and its shareholders, brought suit against KPMG, as an auditor, for failing to detect fraudulent misstatements
Published on October 04, 2010
Potts v. SEC
...for the AICPA in support of the petition of Robert D. Potts. The SEC sanctioned Potts for ""improper professional conduct"" in performing duties as a concurring reviewer during an audit of certain financial statements in 1988 and 1989
Published on April 02, 2013
John P. Crowley v. Doris June Chait
Because of the Institute's historical role particularly in formulating standards relating to audits, reviews, and compilations, and the reports issued thereon, the AICPA has maintained a strong interest in the scope and bases of civil liability sought to be imposed upon auditors pursuant to those...
Published on April 09, 2010
Audit, Attest, and Quality Control ASB Comment Letters
ASB comment letter to other organizations.
Published on March 22, 2013
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 Issue Brief on whether CPAs should be required to undergo periodic review of their accounting and auditing practices
Published on April 05, 2012
The CPA Advocate Newsletter
The AICPA's advocacy e-newsletter, The CPA Advocate, is dedicated to keeping you informed about the AICPA's advocacy efforts on your behalf. Watch for it in your inbox.
Published on April 30, 2013
AICPA Raises Concerns about Ideas for Potential Revisions to Single Audits
The CPA Advocate: June, 2012. The GAQC comment letter to OMB supports overall goals of potential revisions to single aud requirements but raised concerns about ideas for potential revisions.
Published on June 12, 2012
Employee Benefits Tax Advocacy
This section contains AICPA comment letters pertaining to legislative matters in employee benefits taxation.
Published on March 14, 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
Ownership of CPA Firms
Rule 505 of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct allows AICPA members to practice in forms of organization permitted by state law whose characteristics conform to resolutions of AICPA Council. In May 1994, Council approved a resolution allowing firms to include non-CPA owners.
Published on August 20, 2012
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
AICPA Comments on IAASBs Proposals to Improve Auditor Reporting
The CPA Advocate: October, 2012. The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board supported a broad-based approach to improving the transparency and relevance of financial reporting that involves financial reporting standard setters, management, and those charged with governance, as well as auditors.
Published on October 17, 2012