A Look at Non-GAAP Reporting after New SEC Guidance

Audit Analytics released our latest report, Corporate Implementation of SEC’s Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures, at this year’s annual AICPA conference on current SEC and PCAOB developments, held in Washington, D.C. We previously found that 449 of S&P 500 companies (88%) presented at … Continue reading

Warning Signs Leading to Securities Litigation

Over the past 10 years, major drivers behind securities litigation were either financial restatements and misrepresentations or significant corporate events (such as IPOs and M&A activity). Material restatements are very likely to trigger a legal action. Yet, the key question that … Continue reading

Literature Review: “Qualitative Characteristics of Financial Reporting Errors Deemed Immaterial by Managers”

In this post, we look at a recent paper titled “Qualitative Characteristics of Financial Reporting Errors Deemed Immaterial by Managers” by Preeti Choudhary, Kenneth Merkley, and Katherine Schipper. The authors use Audit Analytics’ databases on restatements and immaterial error corrections to provide an in-depth analysis of the … Continue reading