Small companies in the US have failed to secure exemption from parts of the
Sarbanes- Oxley Act which requires auditors to certify their compliance with
An SEC panel had advised that only the largest 20% of public companies be
subject to the checks, which would see auditors verifying systems for protecting
assets, reporting financial information and complying with regulations.
But the Chicago Tribune reported today that SEC chairman Christopher
Cox has now ruled out any exemption.
The move will disappoint lobbyists, including the US Chambers of Commerce,
which had been campaigning for changes.
Further powers are being sought by HMRC, but it is ‘failing’ to use those it already has, such as Conduct Notices, says RPC
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