SEC Enforcement Targets Ineffective Controls – Who Else Is at Risk?

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently fined four companies for having ineffective internal controls. In its enforcement press release, the SEC told the four companies, Grupo Simec S.A.B. de C.V. [SIM: NYSE], Lifeway Foods [LWAY: Nasdaq], Digital Turbine [APPS: Nasdaq] … Continue reading

Can Tenure Requirement Provide Insight into Engagement Partner Rotation?

Who audits public companies? This question is continuously of interest to investors, audit firms and academics alike. Firm-level information is, and always has been, available from the audit opinions included in the annual reports. However, until recently, information regarding engagement … Continue reading

An Overview of Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases (1999-2018)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides a list of certain enforcement actions related to financial reporting concerning administrative proceedings and civil lawsuits. These Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases (AAERs) are reviewed by Audit Analytics and key data points are … Continue reading