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No CAM Do: Fewer Critical Audit Matters Appearing in Reports

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Auditors are identifying fewer critical audit matters in the typical audit report, according to an analysis from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. At the same time, PCAOB also found that the number of audit reports communicatin...

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Courts, SEC Offer Guidance on Subject of Materiality

Shadowy hands grasping materiality

The concept of materiality in securities law has always been intentionally vague. Information that some nebulous “reasonable investor” would consider important leaves ample room for interpretation. Nevertheless, as the Securities and Exchan...

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Foggy Pine Forest in Ukraine

Fog of War in Russia Impairs Visibility into Companies’ Finances

Foggy Pine Forest in Ukraine

Hundreds of multinational corporations have ceased doing business in Russia in the weeks since President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February. While the withdrawal en masse of major business interests stand...

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The State of COVID-19 Disclosure, Part I: Debt Covenants

Debt covenant obstacle course

It’s coming from celebrities. It’s coming from aunt Sally’s Facebook feed. It’s even coming from heads of state. Misinformation is one of the biggest obstacles in the fight against COVID-19, and it seems to be coming from everywhere. But if...

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Five Key Considerations for Audit Committees During the Pandemic

Five Key Considerations for Audit Committees During the Pandemic

Five Key Considerations for Audit Committees During the Pandemic

The pandemic has everyone rethinking how they do things, whether it be personal greetings, grocery shopping, organized sports—or, in the case of audit committees, financial oversight. In January, we examined five items that the SEC wanted o...

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