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PCAOB chairman James Doty

US watchdog recruits federal government auditor

PCAOB hires MD of Government Accountability Office, in a move investors believe will stem tougher requirements on audit firms

07 Feb 2012

PCAOB chairman James Doty

US audit watchdog hopes for China deal in 2012

Watchdog wants to hash out an agreement with China over joint audit inspections before the end of the year

12 Jan 2012

China

US regulators play hardball, China plays hard to get

China has backtracked on moves towards joint audit oversight and the US looks increasingly belligerent

17 Nov 2011

Convergence timetable quietly put to bed

IFRS convergence this year seems so unlikely that experts have stopped pretending it will happen

07 Nov 2011

SEC's Deloitte subpoena attacked by US court

The SEC must show precedent for bypassing the Hague Convention in its subpoena of Deloitte China, a judge has ruled

10 Oct 2011

SEC subpoenas Deloitte Shanghai after client fraud

US regulator the SEC has called Deloitte Shanghai to court after it refused to give up audit documents pertaining to client fraud

09 Sep 2011

ICAEW: 'Big Bang' IFRS adoption best for US

ICAEW insists simultaneous transition is best for major US companies adopting IFRS

28 Jul 2011

ICAEW helps US focus on global standards

The ICAEW is focusing on IFRS, chairing a debate of the future of the standards in the US and hosting a webinar for UK local authorities

26 Jul 2011

US regulator courts China with joint inspections

US regulators are courting China with calls for joint audit inspections, PCAOB chairman James Doty has revealed

26 Jul 2011

IASB optimism buoys annual report

The IASB's annual report shows optimism and hopes for better days once the rush to US convergence is over

13 Jul 2011

Attention turns to News Corp tax affairs

News Corp's effective tax rate below US corporate tax rate

13 Jul 2011

SEC de-clawed by China state secrets law

Investor protection and the SEC fell flat in the face of Chinese state secret laws, making it hard to crack down on US-listed companies with questionable accounting

11 Jul 2011

IFRS championed by SEC commissioner

Support shown in address to Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

01 Jul 2011

US SEC roundtable to examine international reporting standards

Investors, small public companies and regulators to discuss IFRS

01 Jul 2011

US regulator may strengthen broker-dealer audit

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is considering stronger audit requirements for broker-dealers

15 Jun 2011

SEC staff paper gives clues to convergence

An SEC staff paper on convergence was well received by IFRS lovers who say it is a positive signpost

14 Jun 2011

SEC: Reverse mergers risk dodgy accounting

Spate of scandals involving reverse mergers by China-based companies has prompts SEC to issue warning

10 Jun 2011

US regulator prepared to end Barclays' Protium deal

The US regulator found Barclays' Protium deal "inappropriate", after the bank admitted a more pressing motivation behind its strategy

06 Jun 2011

US consults on international accounting standards

US regulators, investors and smaller public companies will come together in July to discuss possible adoption of IFRS

21 Apr 2011

US probes accountants' role in preventing financial crisis

A US inquiry into the role of the accounting profession in preventing another financial crisis opened yesterday, and the body heard from state regulator the SEC

07 Apr 2011

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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