CAQ Study Shows Big Drop in Financial Restatements
Evaluating financial restatement trends over the ten-year period after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s (SOX) implementation, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) recently released the findings of its study, Financial Restatement Trends in the United States: 2003–2012. Authored by University of Kansas Professor Susan Scholz, the report focuses on restatement activity that was disclosed by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-registered filers. Per Scholz’s analysis and findings, it was determined that financial restatements have dramatically decreased over the years. Major takeaways from the report include the following: Contributed to the implementation of SOX Section 404 internal control reporting, restatement announcements reached its peak. Read More.
Topics: Audit, Banking, Center for Audit Quality "CAQ", Chemicals, Energy, Financial, insurance, Internal Control Reporting, Mining, Restatement, Sarbanes-Oxley Act "SOX", Software, Technology, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission "SEC"