Hong Kongs SFC Fines Company $2.7 Million

Posted by Alexa Foxon Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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Tags: Internal Controls, best-practice, internal audit, Hong Kong, deficiencies, future trading, SFC, China, Fined, compliance, Compliance in China, accounting, securities and futures commission, short sales, internal controls failures

10 Years Ago Enron CEO's were Convicted

Posted by Alexa Foxon Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 02:02 PM

10 years ago today Enron Chairmen and CEO Kenneth Lay and CEO and COO Jeffrey Skilling were convicted.  The top executives at Enron cheated investors and set a negative tone at the top. Enron overvalued assets and used complex accounting gimmicks like overestimating future income and cash flow. The FBI states that to date Enron was the most complex white collar crime investigation they have dealt with. 

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Tags: Enron, Jeffrey Skilling, Enron Scandal, 10 years ago, Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO, COSO 2013, Keep Skilling in Jail, internal control 2013, sox and coso, 2013 coso internal control framework, sox coso framework, fbi, Kenneth Lay, 10 years, coso framework, coso sarbanes oxley

Who Does FIFA Answer to?

Posted by Alexa Foxon Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 03:07 PM

FIFA Headquarters - Zurich, Switzerland

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, founded in 1904, as the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer for Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Today FIFA dominates the soccer and sport industry  with over 210 national associations worldwide.

FIFA's 2015 Corruption:

In May of 2015, 14 people were indicted in connection with an investigation by the United States FBI and the IRS Criminal Investigation Division into wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering. The United States Attorney General simultaneously announced the unsealing of the indictments and the prior guilty pleas by 4 football executives and 2 corporations. Stepp Blatter led FIFA since 1998, but stepped down after the 2015 corruption was uncovered.  He was suspended from Football for 6 years after breaching ethics guidelines. The U.S got involved because of suspicion of bribes of about $150 million in 2010. After uncovering the wire fraud and money laundering, the U.S asked other countries to step in and investigate as well, but that is up to the individual country and government. 

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Tags: audit, Scala, irs, FIFA Reform, auditor, reform, compliance, fraud, money laundering, Corruption, wire fraud, fbi

Top Reasons Form AP is a Step in the Right Direction

Posted by Alexa Foxon Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 01:11 PM

SEC Approves PCAOB, Form AP, on Disclosing Engagement Partner Name

PCAOB rules for disclosing the name of the engagement partner and information about other firms participating in audits have been approved by the SEC. Starting January 31, 2017, auditors will be required to fill out Form AP with the PCAOB disclosing all engagement partners working on public audits and information about other audit firms participating in the audit. This information will be searchable by engagement partner name, audit firm, or public company on a public database. 

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Tags: PCAOB News & Information, external audit, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, SEC approval, Reputation, auditor, Form AP, Vibato, PCAOB, SEC