SEC

SEC recruits former PwC man as investigations head

The SEC has appointed Carlo V di Florio to head up its compliance, inspection and examinations unit

05 Jan 2010

E&Y charged by US watchdog for audit failures

SEC charges E&Y in the US, plus six current and former partners, over audit work at fitness company Bally

18 Dec 2009

US investment funds to face 'surprise exam' from auditors

Fallout from Madoff continues: Accountants to undertake surprise visits on investment funds

17 Dec 2009

SEC charges Hurricane Katrina firm with accounting fraud

Home Solutions of America execs charged with fraudulently booking revenues to inflate its share price, after Hurricane Katrina

01 Dec 2009

SEC names new accounting deputy

Paul Beswick named deputy chief accountant at US watchdog

16 Nov 2009

SEC charges CFO with securities fraud

Former investment fund CFO charged with securities fraud by the SEC

11 Nov 2009

Schapiro backs international standards

SEC chairman signals she will back global accounting rules

09 Oct 2009

Dell brings in accounting ethics code

Computer manufacturer cleans up its act after SEC filing

30 Sep 2009

World leaders outline future of accounting

Reliability, relevancy, understandability and comparability should underpin global accounting rules

22 Sep 2009

Madoff could have been caught 17 years ago

Basic checks could have uncovered Madoff

04 Sep 2009

Kroeker's SEC role raises hopes for US adoption of global rules

New chief accountant best possible choice for future of IFRS in the US

03 Sep 2009

SEC hits Las Vegas accountant with false audit rap

US markets watchdog doubles up with the PCAOB to charge Michael J Moore and his firm of conducting 'few if any auditing procedures on the financial statements of their clients'

28 Aug 2009

Stanford's financial officer pleads guilty

Former finance officer James Davis apologises in court

28 Aug 2009

Schapiro names new chief accountant

Controversial post filled by IFRS moderate

25 Aug 2009

Basic checks could have uncovered Madoff's scheme

Former Madoff financial officer helps prosecutors piece together Ponzi scheme

13 Aug 2009

Former AIG executives accused of accounting fraud

SEC accuses former executives of numerous improper accounting transactions

06 Aug 2009

GE settles $50m fraud charges

SEC alleges that GE misled investors

05 Aug 2009

US watchdog stalls on key convergence post

Candidates are being considered to replace Conrad Hewitt who stood down as chief accountant at the SEC

02 Jul 2009

SEC charges two Stanford accountants

Civil corruption charges filed against two Stanford accountants and head of Antigua's financial services regulatory board

22 Jun 2009

Sir Allen Stanford arrested in US after surrendering to the FBI

Texan billionaire accused of fradulently selling deposit certificates.

19 Jun 2009

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