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

PCAOB Member Updates Internal Control Analysis

At this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA) held in New York City, Jeanette M. Franzel of the PCAOB presented an update on trends and issues concerning the COSO framework and Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR). The presentation covered issues and … Continue reading

Hain Delays Filing: What to Expect

Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN) announced on Monday, August 15 that it would delay the release of its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 financial results. The reason? The company was investigating certain revenue arrangements with distributors. During the fourth quarter, the … Continue reading