2018 Financial Restatements Review

The annual Audit Analytics report on financial restatement trends is now available. This report provides a detailed analysis and comparison of trends in financial restatements over an eighteen-year period. When looking at restatements, we categorize them by two levels: reissuance restatements and revision restatements. Reissuance restatements, sometimes … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Using Non-GAAP Metrics for Executive Compensation, Including ESG Considerations

This article was first available to subscribers of Accounting Quality Insights by Audit Analytics on Bloomberg, Eikon, FactSet, and S&P Global. There has been considerable debate about companies that use non-GAAP metrics for executive compensation and whether these firms are … Continue reading

Could SEC Charges Have Been Predicted for GT Advanced Technologies?

Note: This article was first available to subscribers of Accounting Quality Insights by Audit Analytics on Bloomberg, Eikon, FactSet, and S&P Global. Key Points: SEC fined former CEO of GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) over $140,000 in connection with making false … 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