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

Literature Review: “An Analysis and Taxonomy of Disclosure Controls and Procedures Effectiveness”

In a recent post, we discussed trends in Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 302 Disclosure Controls and Procedures (“DC&P”, or “SOX 302”) filings, and highlighted some reasons why disclosure controls may be of interest to investors and stakeholders. In this post, we look at … Continue reading

The Misrepresentation of Earnings; by Dichev et al.

In a recent article in the Financial Analysts Journal, titled “The Misrepresentation of Earnings,” Ilia Dichev, John Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Shiva Rajgopal explore the defining characteristics of earnings quality and the misrepresentation of earnings. As part of their inquiry, … Continue reading