Sarbox Responsible for a 27% Decline in Restatements

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldt on March 8, 2010

Functioning internal controls = cleaner financials and less rework which is not value added.  I'm not the only person saying this...

Restatements on the Decline
Sarbox and a more tolerant SEC may be why companies are restating financial results less frequently, says a new report.

Alix Stuart - | US

March 4, 2010

The number of financial restatements fell in 2009 for the third year in a row, according to a new report. The report, by research firm Audit Analytics, posits that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Securities and Exchange Commission are behind the decline.

Overall, 630 companies filed 674 restatements last year, says the report, representing a 27% decline from 2008. The number of restatements peaked in 2006, when 1,564 companies filed 1,795 restatements." 

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