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

Reasons for an Amended 10-K: 2018

Form 10-K, an annual report filed by US-based public registrants, is the most comprehensive source of information regarding a company‚Äôs financials and its underlying business. These reports are thoroughly scrutinized by investors and other users, which explains why they need … Continue reading

Kingsway Financial Services, Inc. [KFS]: Extensive SEC Comment Letter Conversation Identifies Accounting Errors

Kingsway Financial Services, Inc. [KFS] was forced to restate financial statements to correct revenue recognition errors related to adoption of ASC 606 and its effect on warranty subscriptions and commissions The restatement was triggered by a 15-letter comment letter conversation … Continue reading

2018 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer

Last week, the Center for Audit Quality released its fifth annual Audit Committee Transparency Barometer. Compiled and published with Audit Analytics, the Barometer provides a year-over-year comparison in key audit committee disclosure areas and assesses the extent of audit committee … Continue reading