Canadian Controls – What is Disclosed and What is Not?

Let’s pretend for a second that Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) does not exist; auditing requirements for controls are absent and legislation surrounding disclosures is significantly reduced. Would companies voluntarily report controls information? If so, how detailed would that information … Continue reading

Predicting Material Weakness

Audit Analytics has released a white paper, Predicting Material Weakness, which discusses how certain company events and disclosures—such as late filings, auditor changes, or CEO / CFO departures—can be used to predict the probability that the company will also have … Continue reading

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