Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases (AAERs): Q1 and Q2 of 2019

An extended version of this article was first available to subscribers of Accounting Quality Insights by Audit Analytics on Bloomberg, Refinitiv Eikon, FactSet, and S&P Global. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides a list of certain enforcement actions related … Continue reading

Considering Internal Whistleblower Systems When Evaluating External Risk

Whistleblowers can serve as an integral component for identifying and stopping securities fraud. According to PricewaterhouseCooper’s 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey, 33% of suspicious activity was identified by internal reporting from staff and an additional 10% of suspicious activity was … Continue reading

Academic Literature Review: Accounting Reporting Complexity and Non-GAAP Earnings Disclosure

The overall complexity of financial disclosures affects the ability of anyone reading the financial statements, including stockholders, regulators, and investors, to analyze and assess the information presented. One way to measure complexity of disclosures is by determining accounting reporting complexity … Continue reading