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Accounting and Auditing

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  • Global watchdog to review company audit sector

    Global regulators are reviewing the auditing sector after policymakers questioned the quality of book-keeping at banks in the run up to the financial crisis. David Wright, secretary-general of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions...
  • Colvin defends her tenure at Social Security

    Colvin defends her tenure at Social Security
    A day after Republicans threw her confirmation to lead the Social Security Administration into question, Carolyn W. Colvin outlined a series of steps the agency is taking to address more than $1 billion in erroneous payments identified by auditors in...
  • States train officials in public records access

    WASHINGTON When Washington state Rep. Gerry Pollet took office in December 2011, one of the first things he said he did was start preparing a bill that would require open government training for public officials. As a citizen activist and public interest...
  • Audit finds flaws, ethics concerns in Maryland's collection of insurance taxes

    Audit finds flaws, ethics concerns in Maryland's collection of insurance taxes
    The Maryland Insurance Administration has cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years by failing to properly collect taxes on insurance premiums, according to a state audit released this week. That failure is tied to the botched...
  • Home & Garden: A quick energy audit could save you big bucks this winter

    If you are winterizing your home to protect against the headache of frozen pipes and potential water damage, conducting a quick, three-step energy audit now can help prevent nasty surprises when the heating bill arrives. It's human instinct to increase...
  • BDO concerned over patchy roll-out of EU accounting rules

    New European Union rules to improve auditing of banks and other companies are being blunted by varied implementation from nation to nation, a top accounting official said. The reform forces companies to switch auditor every few years so that...
  • Dillard High takes $$ from clubs to pay for athletics

    Dillard High takes $$ from clubs to pay for athletics
    Dillard High withdrew $55,725 from the budgets of school clubs, the music department and other areas to cover a deficit in the athletic budget, an audit has found. A bookkeeper at the Fort Lauderdale school made the transfers around June 11 at the...
  • Deal approved to audit DWP nonprofits' records

    Deal approved to audit DWP nonprofits' records
    After more than a year of bitter legal battles, Los Angeles city leaders have approved a deal with the powerful Department of Water and Power union that promises the first detailed, public look at how two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the...
  • The Phoenix Cos. Reports Quarterly Net Loss, Cites Higher Fees For Auditing, Consulting

    The Phoenix Cos. and its subsidiary, PHL Variable Life Insurance Co., on Friday filed second-quarter financial reports detailing a net loss and citing increased fees for auditing and consulting related to its protracted restatement of financial documents....
  • Microsoft sues IRS for details of tax probe contract

    SEATTLE Microsoft is suing the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to get details of an agreement between the tax regulator and a law firm examining how Microsoft tallied its sales between subsidiaries. The underlying tax matter is a big one for...
  • South Side apartment building among 3 Chicago energy efficiency stars

    South Side apartment building among 3 Chicago energy efficiency stars
    To say the 55-unit building in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood was in disarray when it was changing hands in 2009 would be an understatement. "It was completely dilapidated," said Sandeep Sood, principal of Nautilus Investments, which acquired the...