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AAA in the News - Archive 2019

Dec26

Accounting Today: Clawbacks lower business taxes, but provoke questions

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Dec18

ValueWalk: Effective tax rates: With date of Dodd-Frank rule on clawbacks in doubt

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Dec16

CFO Dive: Clawbacks appear to cause more harm than good, study finds

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Dec16

CFO: Do Clawback Policies Accomplish Their Desired Purpose?

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Nov25

CPA Practice Advisor: Should CFOs Serve on Other Companies Boards?

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Nov24

CFO Dive: Companies gain when their CFO sits on outside boards

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Nov22

JDSupra: Blog: Should CFOs serve on outside boards?

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Nov20

The Wall Street Journal: Companies Benefit When Their CFOs Join Outside Boards, Research Suggests

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Nov20

CFO: Outside Board Service Boosts Inside Accounting Quality

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Nov8

Agenda: Retired Audit Partners on Boards: Yay or Nay?

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Nov7

Going Concern: PwC Probably Did Celebrate When It Helped Mattel Cover Up an Accounting Error

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Nov4

JD Supra: Blog: Does appointment of a former partner of the client’s audit firm to the client’s audit committee impair audit quality

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Nov1

Economia: Companies Benefit when auditor’s alumni sits on board

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Nov1

CFO Dive: Audit quality improves when former partners sit on audit committee

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Oct31

ValueWalk: Danger when alumnus of a firm’s audit firm sits on an audit committee?

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Oct31

Accounting Today: Audit committees not compromised by audit from alumni, says study

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Oct29

ThomsonReuters: Accounting & Compliance Alert

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Oct16

Value Walk: Litigation risk spurs firms’ earnings openness: Study

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Oct15

CFO Dive: Companies more open when they face higher lawsuit risk

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Oct14

Agenda: Tracking “Bad Actor” Audit Engagement Partners

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Oct4

Market Watch: Naming audit partners isn’t driving audit quality yet, says study

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Sep23

CFO Dive: Red Points the latest company to merge CFO, COO positions

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Sep23

CPA Practice Advisor: Does Audit Partner Disclosure Rule Enhance Financial Reporting?

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Sep20

Corporate Secretary: The week in GRC: This week’s governance, compliance and risk-management stories from around the web

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Sep19

Economia: Naming US lead partner on audit has achieved…nothing -

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Sep18

Accounting Today – Study questions value of audit partner disclosure requirement

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Sep18

The Wall Street Journal: Rule to Identify Audit Partners Doesn’t Improve Audit Quality

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Sep17

Value Walk: Did PCAOB Rule 3211 bring about a change in audit quality?

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Sep17

CFO Dive: Disclosure rule hasn’t improved audit quality, researchers say

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Sep16

Law360: Data Trickles in On TCJA’s Job Offshoring Effects

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Sep10

CPA Practice Advisor: Which Do Investors Prefer: Good Corporate Citizenship or Tax Minimization?

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Sep4

CFO Dive: Investors punish companies that combine philanthropy and tax avoidance

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Sep4

Politico – Morning Tax

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Sep3

CFO: Investors Shun Companies that Play “Robin Hood”

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Sep3

ValueWalk: Investors Favor CSR and Tax Avoidance

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Aug28

CFO Dive: CFOs must be ‘strategic business partner’ as role merges with COO

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Aug22

Going Concern: It Turns Out Clients Really Don’t Like It When Auditors Call Them Out on Their Sh*t

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Aug21

Thomson Reuters: Auditors Who Do Their Jobs Are Penalized, Study Indicates

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Aug13

Compliance Week: Market punishes auditors who flag control issues, study says

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Aug13

WSJ Market Watch: Companies are pressuring auditors to leave criticism out of audit opinions, research finds

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Aug13

Economia: Auditors reporting weaknesses are "less attractive", study says

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Aug13

CFO Dive: Auditors penalized for highlighting companies’ weak internal controls

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Aug12

Agenda: CFOs Fulfilling Operations Roles “Admirably”

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Aug12

Accounting Today: Companies penalize audit firms for flagging their own weaknesses

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Aug12

The Wall Street Journal: Companies Appear to Avoid Hiring Auditors With a History of Critical Audits, New Research Shows

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Aug12

CFO: Fresh Evidence of Auditor Bias Emerges

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Aug12

CPA Practice Advisor: How the Audit Market Penalizes Auditors for Doing Their Job

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Jul26

Law 360 Tax Authority: Foreign Investment Increased After TCJA, Accounting Group Says

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Jul25

Politico: Checking in on Repeat

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Jul24

Accounting Today: TCJA Boosted multinationals’ investments overseas more than in U.S.

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Jul24

CFO: Tax Reform Spurs Major Unintended Consequence

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Jul24

CPA Practice Advisor: Tax Reform bill Has Boosted Business Investments Abroad More Than In U.S.

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Jul10

Revcycle Intelligence: Healthcare CFO Role Evolving to Improve Enterprise Performance

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Jul8

Becker’s Hospital Review: Dual CFO-COO role improves financial reporting, study finds

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Jul8

The Wall Street Journal: Companies Benefit From Combining CFO and COO Jobs, Study Finds

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Jun21

CPA Practice Advisor: CFOs Expanding Role in Management

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Jun20

CFO: What Happens When the CFO Is the COO, Too?

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Jun7

Accounting Today: Executive pay clawbacks could backfire, says study

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Jun5

CPA Practice Advisor: Do Clawback Penalties Spur Misreporting?

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May28

Value Walk: Do Clawbacks Cause As Many Problems As They Prevent?

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May28

CFO: Do Clawbacks Cause as Many Problems as They Prevent?

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May14

Compliance Week: SOX did not end audit opinion shopping, study says

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May13

Accountancy Daily: 'Opinion shopping' for auditors reduces business red flags

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May9

Economia: More than half of businesses “opinion shopping”

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May8

Accounting Today: Opinion shopping hurts auditor independence

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May8

CFO: “Opinion-Shopping” Compromises Auditor Independence

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May8

ValueWalk: Auditor Opinion-Shopping Aids Companies At Expense of Investors: Study

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Apr24

Compliance Week: Options drive more risk than stocks, study says

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Apr17

Accounting Today: Corporate income smoothing tied to CEO stocks and options

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Apr15

CFO: CEO Stock Options Drive Income Smoothing

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Apr15

CPA Practice Advisor: Why Do Companies Smooth Their Income on Reporting?

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Apr15

ValueWalk: What Drives Company Income Smoothing> Check CEO Stocks and Options

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Apr2

The Globe and Mail: The incursion of AI into the workplace brings an urgent need for human soft skills

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Mar18

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting: SEC’s Effort to Exempt More Companies From Audits of Financial Controls Likely to Face Investor Resistance

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Mar14

CPA Practice Advisor: Accounting Professors Explore Unusual Turf

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Mar10

Infosurhoy: Inventory analysts intensify the destructive so corporations can obtain extra positives, research finds

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Mar5

Knowledge@Wharton – When Tax Strategies Are Problematic for Firms - and Investors

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Mar4

Financial Times: PwC accused of ignoring conflicts over Staffline audit

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Feb22

Accounting Today: Financial analysts tend to stress bad news in earnings forecasts

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Feb22

Accounting Today: Florida News – Accounting Hall of Fame

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Feb20

SmartBrief: Reading between the lines of current-earnings forecasts

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Feb19

ValueWalk: Current Quarterly Earnings Forecasts Accentuate The Negative

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Feb19

CFO: Analysts’ Current Earnings Forecasts Accentuate Bad News

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Jan25

Accountancy Daily: EY US sets up independent audit quality committee

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Jan22

Accounting Today: Study finds aggressive tax strategies can lead to investor confusion

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Jan21

CPA Practice Advisor: Does Business Tax Strategy Affect Investor Confidence?

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Jan17

Politico: Companies' tax aggressiveness sows investor confusion about basics of firms' finances and operations

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Jan16

CFO: Here’s Another Reason to Avoid Tax Avoidance

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Jan7

CPA Practice Advisor: Investors Still Want Sarbanes-Oxley

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AAA in the News - Archive 2018

 

Dec 27

Accounting Today: Investors favor Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) audit rule, study says

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Dec 17

CFO: SOX 404(b) Provides Investor Value After All

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Dec 17

Value Walk: Merry Christmas, SOX 404(b)

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Dec 10

CPA Practice Advisor: Do Public Companies Manipulate Cash Flow Benchmark to Boost Credit Ratings?

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Dec 7

Accounting Today: Study suggests credit ratings encourage companies to manipulate accounting

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Nov 29

CFO: Manipulate Cash Flow to Boost Credit Ratings?

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Nov 26

PYMNTS.com: Accounting Expertise In C-Suite Can Compromise Financial Reports

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Nov 20

CPA Practice Advisor: Report: Accounting Expertise in C-Suite Increases Likelihood of Misstatements

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Nov 9

Economia: Auditing experience in the boardroom a "two-edged" sword

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Nov 1

Going Concern: Hiring Executives with Audit Experience and Paying Them Well is Stupid, Says Research

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Nov 1

The Wall Street Journal: The Dark Side of Managers with Audit Background

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Oct 30

Compliance Week: Study links accounting expertise to misstatement risk

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Oct 29

IR Magazine: Statistics in earnings release headlines can boost stocks, study finds

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Oct 26

Accounting Today: Is accounting experience a bad thing for executives?

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Oct 26

Los Angeles Business Journal: Influential Women in Accounting: Firms that Refer to Trade Secrets in Annual Reports Increase Risk of Cyber Attacks

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Oct 25

CFO: The Dark Side of Accounting Expertise

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Oct 19

Bloomberg: You May Be Able to Blame Trump for Your Football Team’s Lousy Record

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Oct 18

Coinpedia: American Accounting Association Takes on Blockchain


Oct 17

Forbes: Prestigious Accounting Association Takes on Blockchain Technology


Oct 11

Accounting Today: Study questions accounting numbers highlighted in earnings releases

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Oct 9

CFO: Flaunting Strong Earnings Damages Stock Price

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Oct 9

PA Practice Advisor: Beware Strong Numbers in Corporate Earnings Headlines, Says Research

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Oct 9

ValueWalk: Beware Headline Salience Misleads Investors, Study Warns

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Sept 25

Newsie Scoop World: Swell in earnings surprises calls market gains into question

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Sept 12

Mondaq: Would a Shift to Semiannual Reporting Really Affect Short-Termism?

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Sept 7

CBS Money Watch: Success in the NFL: What taxes have to do with it

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Sept 4

Accounting Today: Do high state taxes affect NFL players’ performance?

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Sept 4

24/7 Wall Street: Are Taxes Dragging Down Your Favorite NFL Team?

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Aug 22

The Motley Fool – What Warren Buffett is Buying and One Proposed Corporate Rule Change You Need to Know.

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Aug 17

CFO – Study Supports Scrapping the 10-Q

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Aug 17

Wall Street Journal – The Higher Cost of Less Information.

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Aug 13

Thomson Reuters: Study Finds Link Between Audit Firm Profits and Client Tenure

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Aug 10

Market Watch: Study: Earnings Surprises are bigger, thanks to growing use of non-GAAP metrics

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Aug 7

JD Supra: Blog: Are non-GAAP financial measures still problematic?

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Aug 6

CPA Practice Advisor: Companies Using Non-GAAP Metrics to Inflate Earnings

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Aug 6

CBS Money Watch: More companies are beating profit forecasts -- thanks to gimmicks

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Aug 6

The Washington Post: Who Are You Going to Trust, Adjusted Earnings or Your Lying Eyes?

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Aug 2

ValueWalk: Bull$hit Profits? Street Metrics Swell Earnings Surprises, Study Finds

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Aug 2

CFO: Study Finds Disturbing Evidence of Earnings Management

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July 24

Accounting Web: Why Investor Clients Should Beware of 10-Ks

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July 18

The Global Legal Post: Report warns companies using legal disclaimers as a 'licence to lie'

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July 16

Accounting Today: Mentioning trade secrets in a 10-K heightens cyberattack risk

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July 16

CFO: Warning: Don’t Mention Trade Secrets in 10Ks

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July 13

IR Magazine: Legal disclaimers make inaccurate company statements more palatable to investors, finds study

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July 5

CFO: Study Pans Disclaimers on Forward-Looking Statements

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June 25

CPA Practice Advisor: Forward-Looking Statements Still Mislead Investors, Despite Disclaimers

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June 25

The Wall Street Journal: Living Dangerously in a Safe Harbor

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June 15

JD Supra: Blog: Studies examine external factors that may affect accounting integrity

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June 8

Accounting Today: Clawback threat helps boots CFO performance and pay

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June 7

CPA Practice Advisor: Adoption of Clawbacks Means Stronger Link Between Firm Performance and CFO Pay

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June 7

CFO: Fears Over Downside to Clawbacks Are Unwarranted: Study

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May 23

JD Supra: Will the call for mandatory audit firm rotation be renewed?

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May 22

Economia: Big Four in US use lucrative audit fee structure

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May 22

Accounting Today: Big Four increase audit fee as tenure grows

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May 21

CFO: Do Big Four Auditors Unfairly Raise Fees?

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May 21

CPA Practice Advisor: Lengthy Tenures Boost Big 4 Profits, But What is Effect on Auditor Independence?

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May 1

CPA Practice Advisor: Does Requiring Firms to Reveal Audit Engagement Partners Benefit Investors?

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Apr 29

WSJ MarketWatch: Study: Investors may avoid companies audited by same partners of troubled companies

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Apr 27

Accounting Today: Study casts doubt on usefulness of disclosing audit engagement partners

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Apr 26

CFO: New PCAOB Rule Sways Investor Decisions

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Apr 17

CFO: How Unclear Tax Footnotes Can Create Value

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Apr 13

Advisor.ca: What Audit Rule Changes Mean for Investors

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Apr 13

Accounting Today: Investors don’t seem to mind incomprehensible tax footnotes

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Apr 13

Tax Policy Center: Speaking of what investors think: Are some footnotes meant to be muddy?

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Apr 13

Bloomberg View: Aramco Now Comes with Some Numbers

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Apr 13

ValueWalk: Why Investors Like Unreadable Tax Footnotes

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Apr 12

The Wall Street Journal: When Corporate Gobbledygook Is Good for Investors

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Apr 6

Economia: Audit quality benefits from short audit tenure

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Mar 26

The CPA Journal: Questioning the Effectiveness of Independent Audit Committees

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Mar 21

Politico: The Day in Research

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Mar 20

ValueWalk: New Tax Break on Repatriated Foreign Earnings Could Spur Increased R&D

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Mar 20

Bloomberg BNA: Repatriation and R&D

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Mar 19

Accounting Today: Tax break on repatriated foreign earnings may spur R & D

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Mar 19

CFO: Repatriated Cash Should Boost R&D Spending

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Mar 19

CPA Practice Advisor: New Tax Break on Repatriated Foreign Earnings Should Spur More R&D

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Mar 6

Compliance Week: New study says long audit tenure slows corrections

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Feb 28

CFO: Auditor Rotation Rules Miss Their Mark

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Feb 28

ValueWalk: U.S. and E.U. Mandates Fail to Eliminate Ill Effect of Long Auditor Tenures with Corporate Clients

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Feb 28

Bloomberg BNA: Auditor’s Move to Client Company Can Erode Independence: Study

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Feb 27

Accounting Today: Study supports shorter auditor tenure

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Feb 27

CPA Practice Advisor: U.S. and E.U. Mandates Fail to Eliminate Ill Effect of Long Auditor Tenures

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Feb 23

ValueWalk: Alumni Ties Breed Coziness in Corporate Accounting, Study Warns

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Feb 16

Economia: Big Four auditor independence suffers from alumni effect

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Feb 12

CFO: Auditor Independence Rule Isn’t Tough Enough

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Feb 8

CPA Practice Advisor: Are CFOs and Auditors Too Cozy?

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Feb 8

Accounting Today: Big Four alumni can bias auditors

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Jan 23

Inc.: Why Unilever Stopped Issuing Quarterly Reports

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Jan 22

Accounting Today: Researchers find quarterly reporting leads to corporate myopia

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Jan 22

CPA Practice Advisor: Does Too Much Financial Reporting Create Corporate Near-Sightedness?

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Jan 22

ValueWalk: Yes It’s True: Frequent Financial Reporting Begets Corporate Myopia

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Jan 5

Accounting Web: Study: Corporate Tax Rate Becomes a Factor on CEOs' Dismissals

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AAA in the News - Archive 2017

Dec19

Accounting Today: CEOs could find their jobs at risk under tax reform

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Dec18

Value Walk: Corporate Tax Reform Will Inhibit Tax Aggressiveness, Study Suggests

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Dec18

CPA Practice Advisor: CEO’s Risks Jobs if Taxes Differ Too Greatly from Competition

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Dec18

CFO: Companies Can CEOs, CFOs for High Tax Rates

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Nov30

Accounting Today: Investors punish companies for late financial statements

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Nov30

CPA Practice Advisor: Study Shows Investors Punish Companies for Late Financial Statements

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Nov29

Value Walk: Investors Punish Companies for Late Financial Statements

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Nov29

CFO: Shares Drop When Cos. File Late: Study

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Nov6

Accounting Today: Research questions value of independent audit committee requirement

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Nov1

ValueWalk: Longstanding SEC Auditing Mandate Is No Help Despite Trading Skills of Employees: Study

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Nov1

CPA Practice Advisor: Do Investors Benefit from Corporate Audit Committees?

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Nov1

CFO: SEC Audit Committee Rule Is Worthless: Study Related Press Release

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Oct16

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: Companies going public are paying a price for disclosing less

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Oct13

MENAFN: Heralded Disclosure-Reduction Law Bad For Investors, Study Suggests

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Oct11

MarketWatch: JOBS Act is causing IPOS to be underpriced, but execs still benefit

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Oct10

CPA Practice Advisor: Is the JOBS Act Bad for Investors?

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Oct6

CFO: JOBS Act Causes Post-IPO Volatility: Study

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Oct5

Accounting Web: Study: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Serves as an Early Warning System for Fraud

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Sep18

The Wall Street Journal: The Morning Risk Report: Study Makes Case for External Assessment of Internal Controls

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Sep11

Going Concern: Accounting News Roundup: Sarbanes-Oxley and Tax Reform Sans Trump

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Sep8

The New York Times: Sarbanes-Oxley, Bemoaned as a Burden, Is an Investor’s Ally

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Sep7

Accounting Today: Internal control weaknesses correlate with financial fraud

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Sep6

Compliance Week: Study asserts link between control weaknesses, fraud

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Sep5

CFO: Research Refutes Sarbanes-Oxley Critics

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Sep5

CPA Practice Advisor: Study Shows Sarbanes-Oxley Offers Early Warning of Corporate Fraud

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Aug22

Accounting Web: AAA Study: Firm Value, Performance Not Affected by CEO Pay

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Aug12

Accounting Web: AAA Study: Shareholder Payouts to be Modest at Best

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Aug8

Accounting Today: Shareholders may not see much benefit from repatriation

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Aug1

CFO: Would a Territorial Tax System Help Investors?

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Aug1

CPA Practice Advisor: Ending Federal Tax on U.S. Corp. Profits Abroad Likely to Have Little Effect

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Jul25

Accounting Web: Less Readable Disclosures Can Turn Off Investors

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Jul24

MarketWatch: Companies do better when CEO Pay dwarfs average worker, study finds

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Jul23

24/7 Wall St.: CEO Pay: Enough or Too Much?

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Jul22

New York Post: Study says CEOs should keep making the big bucks

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Jul11

CFO: Do High CEO Pay Ratios Harm Company Value?

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Jul10

CPA Practice Advisor: Do High CEO-Employee Pay Gaps Lead to increased Profitability

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Jul5

Accounting Web: Do Companies Adjust Revenue to Meet Investor Expectations?

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Jul3

IR Magazine: Easy-to-read financials result lower reliance on outside sources, finds study

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Jun20

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting: Plain English in Financial Presentation Might Pay Off for Companies, Study Finds

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Jun14

Compliance Week: Investors reward readable disclosures, study finds

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Jun14

Accountancy Magazine (UK): Are trustful auditors less skeptical?

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Jun14

Accounting Today: Study stresses importance of presenting understandable accounting disclosures

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Jun14

CFO: Earnings Report Readability Pays Off: Study

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Jun14

ValueWalk: Presenting Financial Results Readably Pays Off for Companies

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Jun5

ValueWalk: Firms Meet Or Slightly Beat Analysts’ Revenue Forecasts In Corformance With Investors’ Priorities

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May23

The New York Post: How companies lie about earnings to meet Wall Street expectations

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May17

CFO: Do Companies Adjust Revenue in Response to Investor Behavior?

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May15

Accounting Today: Study finds signs of accounting manipulation in revenues reported by companies

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May15

CPA Practice Advisor: Study Questions Accounting Manipulation to Meet Investor Priorities

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Apr24

Accounting Today: Study questions value of auditor rotation

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Apr19

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting: Survey Raises Doubts About Mandatory Audit Firm Rotations

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Apr19

Accounting Web: Industry Lags Behind Big Four on Accounting Ethics, Study Finds

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Apr19

CFO: Auditors Can Be Friendly as Well as Skeptical, Study Finds

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Apr14

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting: Survey Credits Big Four for Focus on Ethics

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Apr10

Accounting Web: Can Auditors Trust Clients and Be Skeptical Too?

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Mar16

Accounting Web: Why Shareholder Votes Against Auditor Ratification Are Rare

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Mar16

CFO: Industry Trails Big 4 in Accounting Ethics: Study

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Mar16

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Mar14

CPA Practice Advisor: Does the CPA Profession Fall Short on Ethics?

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Mar14

Accounting Today: Industry accounting perceived as less ethical by CPAs

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Mar9

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting: Study Questions Benefits From Proxy Advisors’ Recommendations on Auditor Ratification

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Mar6

AccountingWeb: High Institutional Ownership Fosters Corporate Tax Avoidance, Study Finds

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Feb24

Accounting Today: Proxy advisors seen adding little value in vetting audit firms

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Feb7

CFO: Institutional Ownership Spurs Tax Avoidance: Study

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Feb6

Accounting Today: Studies links institutional investing to corporate tax avoidance

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Feb1

CPA Practice Advisor: Does Stock Ownership by Institutional Investors Increase Company Tax Avoidance?

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Jan25

Accounting Web: Are Low Taxes a Sign of Risky Business Management?

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Jan24

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting: Disclosure of Lead Audit Partner’s Name to Benefit Investors, Study Finds

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Jan13

Accounting Today: Corporate tax avoidance not a sign of risky management

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Jan10

CPA Practice Advisor: Is Tax Avoidance Related to Business Risk?

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Jan10

CFO: Low Effective Tax Rates Don’t Signal Excess Risk: Study Related Press Release

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Jan9

CPA Practice Advisor: New Rule to Require Disclosure of Audit Engagement Partners

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AAA in the News - Archive 2016

Dec28

Accounting Web: Why New PCAOB Rule Should Improve Audit Quality

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Dec22

CFO: Disclosing Engagement Partner Improves Audit Quality

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Dec20

Accounting Today: Study favors PCAOB audit engagement partner disclosure rule

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Dec16

Accounting Web: What Effect Do SEC Comment Letters Have on Tax Compliance?

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Dec5

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street

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Nov28

Accounting Web:Tax Reform Proposal Could Open Door to More Profit Shifting

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Nov24

Accounting Today: SEC Comment Letters Spur Corporate Tax Compliance

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Nov22

Politico: The SEC Plays Tax Man

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Nov21

CFO:SEC Comment Letters Spur Corporate Tax Compliance Related Press Release

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Oct31

Politico: How much money are we talking?

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Oct27

CFO: Would a Territorial Tax System Squeeze IRS Coffers?

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Oct27

Accounting Today: Tax Reform Could Lead to More Profit Shifting by Multinationals Related Press Release

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Oct26

CPA Practice Advisor: Proposed Tax Reform May Cause Businesses to Shift Income Overseas

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Oct12

Accounting Web: Does Self-Certification Make Managers More Ethical?

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Oct4

CPA Practice Advisor: How Self-Certification Fosters Employee Honesty

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Sep8

CFO: Most Companies the Make Restatements Avoid 8-Ks

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Sep6

IR Magazine: Transparency in financial restatements plunges

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Sep2

Accounting Today: Executives Make Stealth Financial Restatements to Preserve Stock Price

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Sep2

WSJ MarketWatch: Executives obscure accounting mistakes when they hold more stock, study finds

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Aug16

CPA Practice Advisor: Free Research Database Available to Audit Practitioners

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Aug11

Accounting Today: American Accounting Association Debuts Research Databases

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Aug11

IR Magazine: Shareholder activism: Not just a quick buck

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Aug5

CFO: Hedge Fund Activism Helps Targeted Companies

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Jun30

CFO: Who Should Decide Whether to Keep Funding a Project?

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Jun24

Accounting Web: Staggered Boards Impede Improvements to Audit Committees

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Jun10

Accounting Today: Staggered Board Elections Hurt Audit Committees

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Jun8

CFO: Staggered Boards Affect Audit Committee Quality

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May17

Accounting Web - Tough Audit Competition Spurs Internal Control Opinion Shopping

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May5

Compliance Week: Study asserts companies shop for internal control audit opinions

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May5

WSJ The Morning Risk Report: Audit Competition Can Have Unintended Results

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May2

Accounting Today: Increased Audit Competition Leads to Opinion Shopping

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Apr26

Accounting Web: Dodd-Frank Regulation Could Curb CEO Pay Excesses

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Apr19

Financial Times: Four ways to bring galactic executive pay back down to earth

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Apr12

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES: CEO Pay Ratios Impact Investment Decisions

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Apr11

Accounting Today: Dodd-Frank Rule Could Restrain CEO Pay

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Apr11

Forbes: Corporate Bribery May Bring In The Business, But Not Profits, Study Suggests

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Apr1

Accounting Web: Anti-Retaliation Protections Can Hinder Audit Whistleblowing

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Mar23

The Wall Street Journal: The Morning Risk Report: Anti-Retaliation Reminders May Deter Whistleblowing

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Mar22

Bloomberg BNA: Anti-Retaliation Protection for Whistle-Blowers Can Backfire

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Mar18

CFO: Whistle a Different Tune

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Mar17

Accounting Today: Anti-Retaliation Measures Could Backfire for Whistleblowers

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Mar4

JDSupra Business Advisor: Foundations of Texas and the ROE from a Best Practices Compliance Program

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Mar2

CFO: Finance Roundup for Executives

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Mar1

Wall Street Journal: Study Finds Bribery Increases Sales Not Profits

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Mar1

CFO: Crime Doesn’t Pay, Says Harvard Bribery Study

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Feb16

Accounting Web: Auditors Who Prepare Tax Returns Tend to Be More Cautious

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Feb4

Tax-News: No Need to Separate Auditing From Tax Service: Study

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Feb3

Wealth Management.com: Keeping on the Straight and Narrow

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Feb2

WG&L Accounting & Compliance Alert: Auditors Who Also Prepare Clients’ Taxes Use Less Aggressive Tax Positions, Study Finds

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Feb1

Accounting Today: Study Questions Separation of Tax Services from Audits

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Feb1

CFO: Should Your Auditor Prepare Your Tax Return?

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Jan28

Accounting Web – Scripted Earnings Calls Can Be a Red Flag for Investors

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Jan25

Accounting Web – Socially Responsible Firms Tend to Pay Less Taxes

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Jan18

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Sensing scripted calls, investors crave spontaneity

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Jan15

WG&L Accounting & Compliance Alert: Are Companies that Stick to Script on Earnings Calls Hiding Bad News?

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Jan13

IR Magazine: Scripted answers in conference calls may tip off investors to bad news

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Jan12

Bloomberg Business: Why Corporate America Should Ditch the Script During Quarterly Earnings Calls

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Jan11

CFO: How Scripted Should Your Earnings Calls Be?

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Dec29

The Economist: Can firms be "socially responsible" while avoiding taxes?

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Dec16

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Dec14

Accounting Today: "Socially Responsible" Companies Avoid Paying Taxes Related Press Release

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Nov20

Accounting Web: Pending SEC Clawback Rules May Deter Restatements

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Nov13

Lexology: Recent Study Shows that Clawbacks May Have Unintended Consequences

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Nov11

CFO: Clawbacks Trigger Disputes Between CFOs and Auditors Related Press Release

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Nov11

Market Watch: Study suggests executives will hesitate to restate when bonuses are at risk

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Nov10

The Wall Street Journal – Coming Clawback Rules May Influence Restatements:Study

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Nov5

Accounting Today: Study Suggests Clawbacks on Exec Comp Won’t Work

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Oct29

IT Compliance Advisor: Study: Earnings misstatement is infectious

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Oct27

Accounting Web: Study: Restatements Often Spur Similar Misreporting From Peer Firms

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Oct25

The New York Times: Earnings Misstatements Come in Bunches, Study Says

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Oct14
CFO: Restatements Infect Reporting at Peer Companies
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Oct14
Financial Director (UK): Accounting restatements spur misreporting by other companies, study finds
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Oct13
Accounting Today: Study Claims Financial Restatements Inspire Others to Manipulate Earnings
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Oct5
The Globe & Mail: Severance deals do have benefits
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Sept30
Compliance Week – Researchers Defend Big Money CEO Severance Pay
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Sept24
CFO: Hefty CEO Severance Is Good, Despite Investors’ Ire: Study
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Aug20
NY Post: Stocks beat earnings estimates thanks to declining tax rates
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Aug19
CFO: Companies Purposely Hire Fraudsters: Study
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Aug17
PYMNTS.com: Japanese Regs Battle Problematic Corporate Culture
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Aug17
Accounting Web: Study: Earnings Management Key to Corporate Accounting Success
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Aug12
WG&L Compliance Alert: Are Hiring Practices Biased in Favor of Earnings Management?
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Aug12
PYMNTS.com: The Corporate Culture of Earnings Manipulation
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Aug12
Accountancy Age: Earnings manipulation key to accounting success
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Aug10
Accounting Today: Study Links Earnings Manipulation to Success in Corporate Accounting
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Aug10
Market Watch: Study finds executives who manage earnings more likely to be hired, promoted
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Aug10
Reuters: Corporate earnings management linked to accountant hiring: study
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Jul24
WG&L Compliance Alert: Audit Practice News
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Jul22
JDSupra Business Advisor – Blog: Does Auditor Rotation Impair Professional Skepticism?
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Jul21
Accounting Web – Study Says Auditor Rotation Inhibits Skepticism
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Jul21
Compliance Week – Rotation May Hinder Audit Quality, Study Says
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Jul20
CFO: Auditor Rotation May Actually Inhibit Skepticism
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Jul20
Market Watch: Barney Frank bashes critics of Dodd-Frank, including some Democrats
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Jul20
The CorporateCounsel.net: Study: Disclosing Internal Control Weaknesses May Backfire
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Jul20
Accountancy Age: Mandatory audit rotation big threat to scepticism, say academics
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Jul17
Accounting Today: Study Questions Impact of Audit Firm Rotation on Auditor Skepticism
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Jun24
Harvard Business Review: Workers React Negatively When Firms Make Low-Wage New Hires
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Jun21
Global Compliance News: Study- Disclosing Internal Control Weaknesses May Backfire
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Jun18
Fortune: Should companies eliminate audits?
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Jun14
The Globe & Mail: Two-tiered pay can ding profit
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Jun8
Accounting Web: Study: Two-Tier Wage Setup Isn’t More Profitable for Companies
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Jun2
Wall Street Journal: At Work: Same Work, Unequal Pay Could Lead to Backlash

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May12
Accounting Web: Study Finds SOX 404 May Not be Fulfilling its Purpose
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May04
Accounting Web: Study: Consumers Would Not Give National Sales Tax a Chilly Reception
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Apr29
Accounting Today: SOX 404 Failing to Achieve Its Purpose, Says Study
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Apr29
Going Concern: SOX 404 Not Helping: Study
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Apr28
Compliance Week: Study: Disclosing Control Weaknesses Does You Few Favors
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Apr13
CFO: National Sales Tax Wouldn’t Depress Consumer Spending: Study

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Apr13

Accounting Today: Consumers Don’t Mind Sales Taxes as Much as Excise Taxes

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Mar19

Bloomberg BNA: Study Suggests Audit Reviews Can Absorb Biases of Auditors
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Mar16

Accounting Web: Do Personal Feelings Intrude into the Sober World of Audits?
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Mar06

Accounting Web: Knowledge of auditor’s bias may be a dangerous thing
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Mar06

Accounting Today: Audit Reviews Don’t Make Up for Personal Biases
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Mar05

CFO: Knowledge of Auditor’s Bias May Be a Dangerous Thing
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Mar05

WG&L Compliance Alert: Study Says Auditor’s Bias Towards Clients Often Goes Unchecked
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Feb22

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: Earnings reports often language to obscure bad news
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Feb19

CFO: Murky Press Releases Can Conceal Poor Results
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Jan30

The National Law Review: Hong Kong Study Finds Executive Compensation Clawback Provisions Do Not Eliminate Possible Earnings Manipulation
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Jan28

Financial Director: Clawback provisions failing to deter earnings manipulation
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Jan26

WG&L Compliance Alert: Study Warns of "Unintended Consequences" in Dodd-Frank Clawback Provisions
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Jan21

CFO: Adoption of Clawbacks Tied to Earnings Manipulation
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Jan20

Accounting Today: Clawbacks Can Lead to Accounting Gimmicks
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Jan09

CNBC: Fund with woman’s touch beating market
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Jan08

Bankrate.com: Women CFOs less fond of tax shelters
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