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December 15, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Material Weaknesses Expected in 15.7% of First Round of 404 Filings. BDO and GT's have highest percentage of weakness opinions.

November 15, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Three Firms Dominate Bank Audits. KPMG remains on top in number of clients.

November 14, 2005 Crain's Detroit Business
Reporter's Notebook. Auditor Changes.

November 1, 2005 CFO Magazine
Too Taxing.

October 31, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Top SEC Firms Post Double Digit Growth. Non-Big Four see strongest growth.

September 30, 2005 Public Accounting Report
KPMG Takes Lead in Third-Quarter Audits. ConAgra audit win compensates for losses. - Big Four SEC Audit Resignation Rate Falls. National firm SEC client resignation rate jumps up. - Non-Big Four Land Three-Fourths of Big Four Losses. Downstream percentage jumps versus 2004's nine-month figure.

September 27, 2005 Wall Street Journal
BDO Seidman Faces Accounting's New World.

August 31, 2005 Public Accounting Report
E&Y Is Leading Benefit Plan Auditor. Regional and local firms hold 29.4% of the plan clients.

August 15, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Material Weakness Opinions Still Comprise Approximately 14% of 404 Opinions. BDO and GT have highest percentage of weakness opinions.

July 18, 2005 Business Journalism
Auditor's Report Changes Dramatically Under New Rules.

July 15, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Deloitte Posts Biggest Net Revenue Audited Gain for First Half. BDO retakes the No. 2 spot in net SEC client revenue audited, from PwC. - Big Four Half-Year SEC Audit Resignation Dips. National firm SEC client resignation rate jumps up. - Non-Big Four Nab More Than Three-Fourths Of Big Four Losses. Downstream trend in SEC audit market continues.

July 4, 2005 Crain's Chicago Business
Andersen's ghost haunts KPMG.

July 1, 2005 Pacific Business Journal
Hawaii firms stay put with troubled auditor.

July 1, 2005 Portland Business Journal
Digimarc woes illustrate issues.

June 30, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Andersen Indictment Fallout Compared to E&Y SEC Punishment Fallout: A Tale of Two Firms. - Who Audits the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry.

June 27, 2005 Accountingweb.com
The Shareholder View of Sarbanes-Oxley

June 23, 2005 The Economist
Can the government afford to indict one of the Big Four accounting firms?

June 16, 2005 Reuters
KPMG apologizes for illegal tax shelters.

June 15, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Benefit Plan Audits Continue To Move Down-stream From Big Four. Non-Big Four land 89% of engagement switches. - E&Y Audits Most SEC Clients. PwC holds lead in market cap audited and revenue audited.

June 14, 2005 Compliance Week
Adjustments, Restatements Are IC Weakness Predictors.

June 10, 2005 MSNBC
Have anti-fraud laws done a good job?

June 3, 2005 Puget Sound Business Journal
New risk: SEC filings spawn lawsuits.

June 1, 2005 Entrepreneur
Smaller audit firms can give you the personalized and professional attention your're seeking.

May 31, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Fastest Growers Pay Largest Audit Fee Increase to Date. Fee increase for Fortune's Fastest Growing Companies top 100%. - More than 14% of SEC Companies Hit with Material Weakness Opinions. Majority of BDO and GT's weakness clients moved downstream since 2001.

May 27, 2005 Wall Street Journal
SEC, Heal Thyself: Tighten Controls, GAO Says in Audit.

May 27, 2005 South Florida Business Journal
Sarbanes' cost: Audit fees double.

May 27, 2005 IR Magazine
Failing grades for Section 404.

May 19, 2005 The Economist
A price worth paying?

May 15, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Audit Fees Jump 92% for Smallcap Companies. Fee increase for S&P 600 smallcap companies dwarfs Fortune 1000 audit fee increases. - PwC Holds Top Share in Tax Fees from Audit Clients. Big Four garner 98% of tax fees from audit clients in analysis.

May 6, 2005 The Tennessean
Reform law's cost continues to increase

May 3, 2005 Wall Street Journal
Pricewaterhouse's Squeeze Play

May 1, 2005 Compliance Week
Largest Number of Late Filers are Clients of PwC, Deloitte

April 30, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Fortune 1000 Companies Pay Significantly More for Audit Work in 2004 Versus 2003. Figures show bottom 500 of Fortune 1000 hit with much higher audit fees increase than Fortune 500.

April 25, 2005 Associated Press
Arthur Andersen Settles World Com Lawsuit

April 25, 2005 Business Week
The Boss On The Sidelines

April 15, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Deloitte Posts Biggest Net Revenue Audited Gain for 1Q. Fannie Mae win pushes PwC to second place. - Global Seven 1Q SEC Audit Resignation Slips. Big Four SEC client resignation rate falls below 25%. Non-Big Four Nab More Than Two-Thirds of Big Four Losses. Downstream trend in SEC audit market continues.

April 13, 2005 USA Today
New accounting rules raise price of audits

April 13, 2005 Bloomberg
Sarbanes-Oxley Exposes Missteps as Audit Costs Spur Gripes

March 31, 2005 Reuters
PWC's status as AIG's auditor threatened - experts.

March 25, 2005 Wall Street Journal
Audit Fees Are on Rise as Companies Pony Up.

March 25, 2005 Huron Consulting Group
2004 Annual Review of Financial Reporting Matters.

March 23, 2005 USA Today
More finance chiefs are dropping out.

February 21, 2005 The Small Cap Report
Cost Estimates Rising for SOX Compliance.

February 15, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Internal Control Issues on the Rise for Departing SEC Clients. Percentage of going concern statements continues to decline.

February 6, 2005 New York Times
Sorry, the Auditor Said, but We Want a Divorce.

February 1, 2005 Internal Auditor
Big Four Drop Clients.

January 31, 2005 Wall Street Journal
After the Scandals: More Work, More Money.

January 20, 2005 Bloomberg
Ernst & Young Led Audit Firms in Shedding Clients, Study Says.

January 18, 2005 Wall Street Journal
Headhunters are Hustling to Meet Deluge of Demand for Accountants and Auditors.

January 17, 2005 Public Accounting Report
Deloitte Posts Biggest Revenue Audited Gain for 2004. BDO posts largest net SEC client gain, again. - Global Seven Annual SEC Audit Resignation Rate Continues to Climb. Big Four SEC client resignation rate tops 34%. - SEC Audit Client Downstream Trend Continues. Non-Big Four pick off more than two-thirds of Big Four audit losses for 2004.

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