SEC

New SEC chair announced

Established watchdog Mary Schapiro picked by president-elect to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission

19 Dec 2008

SEC to decide on mandated XBRL filings

US public companies could be mandated to file using tagged financial data technology

17 Dec 2008

SEC set to leave mark-to-market rules alone

SEC expected to leave mark-to-market accounting rules alone when it releases a report at the start of 2009

08 Dec 2008

Key regulator leaves US watchdog

Conrad Hewitt, IFRS champion, leaves Securities and Exchange Commission

26 Nov 2008

Experts back fair value for the US

Second meeting of experts reveals little support for killing fair value but suggests increased disclosure in necessary

23 Nov 2008

SEC continues fair value investigation

Second roundtable in Washington today examining the future of fair value accounting in the credit crisis

21 Nov 2008

SEC chairman backs international accounting standards

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the US financial regulator, has admitted that the mortgage meltdown may have started in the United States but said other countries including Britain are also to blame for the global economic crisis.

19 Nov 2008

KPMG International hails US' IFRS intentions

KPMG International's chairman hails the US' intention to converge its financial reporting into IFRS

19 Nov 2008

IFRS to cost $3.5bn for US conversion

SEC backs international standards but says it could cost each business $32m

18 Nov 2008

US watchdog hears fair value is 'much needed'

US financial watchdog begins examination of fair value

30 Oct 2008

Watchdog set to open mark-to-market probes

SEC to begin roundtables examining mark-to-market accounting and whether it remains useful

28 Oct 2008

Cox warns US not to drop accounting rules

SEC chief says that the US should learn fom the mistakes of the 1987 stock market crash and not consider drastic accounting changes

23 Oct 2008

Fair value critics turn on guidance

Fair value critics say that rules for illiquid markets create fire sale prices, regardless of the intentions of the guidance

14 Oct 2008

SEC dishes out pasta company penalty

American Italian Pasta Company capitalised period costs and recorded false receivables

16 Sep 2008

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The Practitioner: Funding for growth - options galore

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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