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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

James Doty

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

International Accounting Standards Board

IFRS doesn't fit with XBRL technology, says US watchdog

SEC deputy chief accountant Mike Starr is concerned IFRS is too limited for new technology to standardise finance reports

30 Mar 2011

US regulator investigates audit shortcomings

PCAOB chairman Doty: body to examine audit failings in run-up to financial crisis

17 Mar 2011

Three new members join US audit regulator

PCAOB boosts membership, including new chairman

10 Jan 2011

SEC charges Deloitte US partner and wife with insider trading

Deloitte's Arnold McClellan and wife charged with insider trading. His wife's sister and brother-in-law in the UK charged by the FSA after they receeived tip-offs from the McClellans

01 Dec 2010

US tests standard setter's independence

Securities and Exchange Commission publishes work plan for assessing its decision to accept IFRS and the IASB

29 Oct 2010

Tweedie says last chance for global accounting

IASB chairman reveals urgency of committing to international accounting standards

29 Oct 2010

Standards chairman must be part-politician

"The final decision gives a blend of political and policy making experience" trustee head Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa tells Accountancy Age

12 Oct 2010

ICAEW: US standards proposal complicates convergence

Institute takes a pop at the US standards setter's proposal for fair value accounting

28 Sep 2010

IFRS Foundation boosts SME group

The IFRS foundation has recruited Keith Peterka to its newly created SMEs implementation group

20 Aug 2010

Deloitte audit partner charged with insider trading by SEC

Former Deloitte & Touche partner Thomas P Flanagan settles SEC charges of insider trading of audit clients

05 Aug 2010

SEC names new CFO

Kenneth Johnson is the new CFO of the SEC

24 May 2010

The long arm of the regulators

Administrative burdens are set to increase for accountants now that overseas regulators can request disclosure of documents for the most speculative of reasons

13 May 2010

Global standards still not a done deal

The US is holding off on a decision on international standards until next year but at least the SEC has given them its backing

04 Mar 2010

US dawdles over adoption of international standards

SEC chairman underlines support for IFRS but fails to commit US to international standards

04 Mar 2010

US companies could adopt IFRS by 2015: SEC

US regulator releases tentative statement on adoption of global accounting standards

24 Feb 2010

SEC helps listed companies with XBRL

SEC to hold XBRL lessons for businesses

24 Feb 2010

SEC to provide guidance on climate change reporting

The Securities and Exchange Commission chairman confirms companies will receive guidance on environmental reporting issues

28 Jan 2010

SEC charges Gen Re for role in AIG accounting fraud

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary pays $12.2m to settle charges from the SEC US markets watchdog for helping AIG and Prudential Financial Inc "manipulate their accounting results"

21 Jan 2010

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