Internal Audit & Control

PCAOB Takes Action Against Three Firms Over Reporting Failures

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has announced disciplinary actions against three audit firms for failing to make required disclosures to the regulatory body. The firms in question, BDO Taiwan, Jendrach Accounting and Professional Services, and Moore MSLL Lima Lucchesi Auditores e Contadores Ltda., have been sanctioned for their lapses in reporting certain information as mandated by the PCAOB.

Deloitte Steps Down as Adani Ports' Auditor Amid Transaction Concerns

In a development signaling heightened scrutiny over flagged transactions, global auditing firm Deloitte has chosen to step down as the auditor of India's Adani Ports. This move follows a series of concerns stemming from transactions highlighted in a report by U.S. short-seller Hindenburg. Deloitte's decision not to independently investigate the flagged transactions underscores the complexity of the situation.

PCAOB Sanctions K G Somani & Co. LLP for Audit Violations

In a recent development, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has announced a settled disciplinary order against India-based K G Somani & Co. LLP (KGS) and its engagement partner Anuj Somani. The sanctions stem from violations of various PCAOB rules and standards during a 2020 issuer audit. The disciplinary action underscores the PCAOB's commitment to upholding audit quality and protecting investor interests.

IAASB Launches Public Consultation on Groundbreaking Global Sustainability Assurance Standard

In a significant stride toward bolstering confidence and accountability in sustainability reporting, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has unveiled its proposed International Standard on Sustainability Assurance (ISSA) 5000, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of global sustainability assurance practices.

PCAOB Faces Backlash Over Compliance Proposal: Critics Sound Off on Implications

In a clash of perspectives, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) finds itself at the center of a contentious debate over its proposal to heighten auditors' scrutiny of compliance and legal violations within client companies. While comment letters continue to pour in, the reaction so far underscores both support and skepticism, revealing a divide that could reshape the landscape of corporate oversight.

PCAOB Imposes Sanctions on Five Audit Firms for Violating Communications Rules with Audit Committees

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has taken action against five audit firms for breaching PCAOB rules and standards pertaining to their communications with audit committees. The sanctions were part of a comprehensive sweep, which enabled the PCAOB to assess potential violations simultaneously across multiple firms. The move underscores the PCAOB's commitment to strengthening enforcement and ensuring accountability within the auditing profession.

PCAOB Chair Warns of Rise in Audit Deficiency Rates, Calls for Improved Quality

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) recently released a report previewing the inspection results for 2022, revealing a troubling trend in audit deficiency rates. According to the report, approximately 40% of the audits reviewed in 2022 are expected to have one or more Part I.A. deficiencies, marking a significant increase from previous years. PCAOB inspectors found that audit firms failed to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence to support their opinions, signing audit reports without completing the required verification of financial statements.