IOSCO Surveys Audit Committee Oversight of Auditors

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has released a new report providing an overview of how audit committees around the world oversee audit firms, with an eye toward improving audit quality at public companies.

Audit Innovation Helps Private Companies Improve Performance

Breakthrough innovations in such areas as artificial intelligence, workflow automation and data analytics are enabling auditors to deliver powerful insights that simply weren’t possible before.

Financial Restatements Declined Steeply Last Year

The number of financial restatements from companies fell nearly 14 percent last year to the lowest number since 2002, according to a new report.

Moore Stephens Wins Key Ruling on Audit Opinions

Moore Stephens’ Hong Kong firm won a victory in a New York federal appeals court on a case that could have a far-reaching impact on class-action lawsuits involving audit reports.

Watch for These Errors on Intangible Assets

Auditors face numerous challenges when it comes to helping clients understand financial reporting issues related to accounting for intangible assets acquired in a business combination.

PCAOB Tries Again to Change Audit Report Format

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is taking another stab at overhauling the auditor’s reporting model.

SEC Approves PCAOB Rules on Disclosing Engagement Partner Name

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved rules from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to improve audit transparency by disclosing the names of audit engagement partners, along with information about other firms that participate in the audits.

In the Blogs: Say What?

Highlights of some of our favorite tax-related blogs from the past week.

Whistleblower Protections and Incentives for Auditors and Accountants

Two years ago, the Supreme Court held in Lawson v. FMR that employees of contractors of public companies, including employees of accounting and audit firms, are protected under the whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

EisnerAmper, Haynie & Co. Lead in Q1 SEC Clients

The pace of new engagements was sluggish at the start of the year