Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, outlined her agency's regulatory and enforcement priorities for 2014 during a talk Monday at the Annual Securities Regulation Institute.
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Accountants should provide reasonable assurance that the books and records of their clients accurately reflect the reality and that the internal accounting controls of their clients meet certain standards. There have been a number of cases in recent years where non-compliant behavior of issuers was egregious but accountants weren't charged.
The American Conference Institute is offering a new, one-day workshop on January 21, 2014 targeting audit and accounting professionals and their responsibility for implementing anti-corruption compliance programs and internal controls.
The halls of regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world appear to be full of government officials investigating cases of bribery and corruption.
A sweeping new company law in India is a major overhaul of the basic rules for corporate operation and an attempt to introduce greater transparency and improved corporate governance.