Tag: Independence

SEC Emphasizes Auditor Independence After String of Shortfalls

The SEC’s chief accountant for the Division of Enforcement delivered a stern reminder to auditors that the regulator will investigate any behavior that could be seen as a conflict of interest. “And if you’re over the line, violating those independence standards, we’ll bring actions. It’s just something that is too important. The auditor must be independent in fact and appearance,”…

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RSM US LLP Charged With Violating Auditor Independence Rules

According to the SEC’s order, RSM US repeatedly represented that it was “independent” in audit reports issued on the clients’ financial statements, which were included or incorporated by reference in public filings with the Commission or provided to investors.  Instead, the SEC found that RSM US or its associated entities, including other member firms of the RSM International network, provided…

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