SEC Approves Audit Exemption for Smaller Firms
Requiring smaller companies to have their internal controls audited "may not be an efficient way of benefiting and protecting investors."
SEC Accuses Four Firms of ICFR Deficiencies
The companies allegedly failed to remedy material weaknesses in their internal controls over financial reporting for seven to 10 consecutive years.
Audit Fees Rise Again
Audit fees increased by a median of 3.2% in 2015, but the largest filers are keeping a lid on costs by improving internal controls.
Risky Business: SEC Focuses on Internal Controls
A decline in accounting fraud has freed up time for SEC staff to prioritize internal controls over financial statements.