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PCAOB report: Fewer independence violations, but audit deficiencies remain high in broker-dealer audits

By Amanda Maine, J.D. The PCAOB’s report on its 2017 inspections of auditors of brokers and dealers reveals that while staff found fewer independence violations, the overall number of audit deficiencies remained high. According to the PCAOB, the collective efforts … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: R.I.P. PCAOB Audits:

R.I.P. PCAOB Auditsby Stephen Kohn, Stephen A. Kohn & Associates, Ltd.As a small firm owner, I have found that over the past several years rising costs and fees have reduced our margins, making it increasingly difficult to make a living. … Continue reading

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PCAOB technology officer discusses cybersecurity at Standing Advisory Group meeting

By John Filar Atwood Companies face hundreds, if not thousands of attempts to break into their systems on a daily basis, according to Bill Powers, deputy director for technology at the PCAOB. Cybersecurity is an important issue for the Board, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Free Enterprise Fund v. PCAOB – Law & Liberty

Announced eight years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision in Free Enterprise Fund was an extremely important opinion for originalism and for the stricter separation of powers approach (which is sometimes known as formalism). While the decision is too complicated to … Continue reading

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A First: PCAOB Releases a Part II Report for a Big 4 Auditor

A First: PCAOB Releases a Part II Report for a Big 4 Auditor Here's news from Lynn Turner: Yesterday, the PCAOB issued its first ever Part II of an inspection report on a Big 4 audit firm to the public … Continue reading

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