Academic Spotlight: Auditor Ratification’s Impact on Audit Quality

Research shows that shareholder dissatisfaction improves audit quality. In June of 2020, Paul Tanyi, Gregory Martin, Dasaratha Rama, and K. Raghunandan published research in Accounting Horizons that measured shareholder votes against the ratification of an audit firm in the proxy statement. Their … Continue reading

SEC Enforcement Highlights Late Filing Disclosure Risks

On April 29, the SEC’s Enforcement Division announced charges against eight companies for failure to disclose complete information in Form NT (non-timely). The companies delayed issuing financial statements due, at least in part, to errors in previously issued financial statements, … Continue reading

How the SEC’s Focus on Climate Change Might Affect Comment Letters

On Wednesday, Acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee directed the Division of Corporation Finance to begin focusing on climate-related disclosures. This is the first action the SEC has taken to address climate-related disclosure since the Commission’s 2010 Interpretive Guidance. The … Continue reading