On July 1, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a concept release relating to its audit committee reporting requirements. This release references two Public Company Accounting Oversight...more
The PCAOB’s Chief Auditor issued a new standard-setting agenda on September 30 (the Updated Agenda), which notes the following future requests for comments, but no substantive adoptions, between October 2014 and March 2015....more
The SEC has adopted credit rating agency rules for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs), which include requirements relating to NRSROs’ internal controls. The Dodd-Frank Act requires NRSROs to...more
The FASB has a number of projects on its agenda that are intended to enhance the usefulness of financial statements for investors and to simplify the statements’ preparation. Among the projects are the following...more
U.S. companies will need to comply with a new converged revenue recognition standard that the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued on May 28. The converged standard—which applies to fiscal years...more
In a recent speech, SEC Chair Mary Jo White highlighted the Commission’s accounting priorities, indicating, among other things, that the Commission plans to issue a statement regarding International Financial Reporting...more
The FASB recently issued an Accounting Standards Update that should reduce reporting of discontinued operations (disc ops) in some circumstances. The revised standard provides that only the disposal of a part of an entity...more
FAQs address issues pertaining to the scope and application of the conflict minerals reporting requirement.
On May 30, the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued interpretive guidance on the...more
Mandatory requirements cover actions of issuers' foreign subsidiaries and affiliates.
On August 10, 2012, section 219 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (the Act), 112 P.L. 158, added new...more