Risk of Internal Controls Failures

Companies are required to maintain and assess the effectiveness of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR). Accelerated Filers are required to provide an audit report on the effectiveness of ICFR. For Non-Accelerated Filers, only a management assessment is required. The … Continue reading

EBay Reports Material Weakness: Second Control Deficiency in Three Years

Last week on February 6, in its Fiscal 2016 10-K, eBay (EBAY) disclosed a material weakness in its internal controls over financial reporting (“ICFR“). The deficiency related to a failure to properly apply tax accounting and affected the Deferred Tax Asset and Income Tax Benefit … Continue reading

2015 SEC Filing Highlights, Part 1 of 2

In this post, our second annual “best-of-the-year” review, we’ll look at 2015 filings for some of the highlights of the year: the largest restatement, for example, and the biggest overseas stash. We’ll also look at lengthy comment letter correspondence, give a quick recap of … Continue reading

SOX 404 Disclosures: A Twelve Year Review

Audit Analytics recently released a new report looking at trends in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404 disclosures, which pertain to Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR). SOX 404 Disclosures: A Twelve Year Review considers both management’s assessment and the auditor’s attestation. Pursuant to SOX … Continue reading