Remediating Internal Control Weaknesses During Pandemic

As 2020 comes to a close, many public companies are gearing up for fiscal year ends and preparing annual financial statements. Particularly important this year is determining how to disclose pertinent information about COVID-19 in annual reports. Given the widespread disruption on regular operations, a disclosure of … Continue reading

Internal Control Weaknesses Following an IPO

Private companies must undertake certain regulatory obligations in order to conduct an Initial Public Offering (IPO). In addition to preparing financial statements and complying with appropriate accounting standards, a company considering going public must also assess their system of Internal … Continue reading

What Investors Need to Know About Audits

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the CFA Society of New York hosted What Investors Need to Know About Audits, a forum that focused on the state of today’s audit process, how it has and continues to change over time, and … Continue reading

ICFR Weakness as a Risk Factor – Similarities in Companies with Ineffective Controls

Note: A version of this article was first available to subscribers of Accounting Quality Insights by Audit Analytics on Bloomberg, Eikon, FactSet, and S&P Global. Recently we reviewed four companies fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 29, 2019, … Continue reading