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An explosion in accounting errors — in part reflecting the difficulties of today's complex rules — has forced nearly a quarter of U.S. companies to learn the art of the restatement. April 1, 2007
Will SEC's Budget Focus Spell Corporate Relief?
Though still pumped up to post-scandal strength, the SEC announces spending plans that emphasize individual investor protection and detection of investment scams over corporate enforcement. March 27, 2007
Buffettology for Wall Street
America's finest capitalists seek to fix its capital markets. March 21, 2007
CFOs: 404 Compliance Back at Square One
Finance chiefs think the revised SEC and PCAOB standards for internal controls won't change anything because they cancel each other out. March 9, 2007
Are bribes-for-business deals increasing, or are we just more aware of them? March 1, 2007
Phoning It In
In a recent study of nearly 200,000 whistle-blower reports of alleged infractions, almost two-thirds of the complaints were made via hotlines without first alerting anyone in management, and few prove to be false alarms. February 27, 2007
Senators Press SEC, PCAOB for 404 Delay
Kerry and Snowe want to put off small-company compliance by one year. At the same time, total spending on Sarbox compliance seems to have topped out at $6 billion, new research finds. February 26, 2007
Post-404, Fees Spiked 66 Percent: Study
Yet even those companies not yet required to comply with Sarbox's internal controls provision saw their fees rise by 42 percent, new research finds. February 15, 2007
Fraud Detection: The New 404?
The PCAOB slams auditors for poor fraud detection. Corporations can expect steep audit fees to follow. February 15, 2007
Is It OK to Sleep with Your Controller?
Company policies about office romances vary widely. What's yours? February 7, 2007