a change in PCAOB standards may pose challenges for auditors

How the PCAOB AS #18 Impacts Audit

Posted by - February 23, 2016
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has introduced a new auditing standard, AS-18, which is likely to present some challenges for companies – and their auditing committees in particular. In short, AS-18 is meant to enable auditors to best handle “related parties,” but this means more work than making basic…
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No Internal Audit Function? Investors Beware!

Posted by - July 23, 2015
The trickiest part of investing is determining WHERE to invest. And while a company's financial performance is top of mind for potential investors, it by no means should be the only factor considered. Remember, corporations taken down by scandals crash and burn from what looked like sure financial footing. Those…
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Deloitte Survey Finds Companies Underprepared and Lacking Confidence to Protect Against and Respond to Reputation Risks

Posted by - October 30, 2014
Survey shows reputational issues have a strong impact on customer confidence, brand value, and a company’s bottom line New York, Oct. 28, 2014 – The majority of global companies (76 percent) are confident that their reputations are strong, according to the 2014 Reputation at Risk survey conducted by Forbes Insights on behalf…
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PWC: Metrics By Design

Posted by - September 23, 2014
A Practical Approach to Measuring Internal Audit Performance At a glance Expectations of Internal Audit are rising.  Regulatory pressure is increasing.  Budgets are tightening.  Internal audit scope is expanding.  In this environment, Internal Audit must always start with delivering increased value, but must also demonstrate its value to the organization…
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The (a)(b)(c)s of Sarbanes-Oxley 404

Posted by - May 9, 2011
Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act continues to be in the news and be a challenge for some companies. We now have Section 404(c), as well as a recently issued SEC Staff Study thanks to Dodd-Frank. We found expert accountant Ron Kral to provide the latest landscape on SOX 404…
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