July 21, 2018

James Schnurr

Auditors, PCAOB Earn Attaboys From SEC Chief Accountant

SEC Chief Accountant James Schnurr says that, although "there's room for improvement" audit quality "is getting better" and the PCAOB has "deepened their expertise" and "their inspection process has matured." This explains why we've seen more deficiencies, he says. I'm sure KPMG appreciates the vote of confidence. [AT]

Audit Committees Might Get More Homework

Chief Accountant James Schnurr let it slip that the Commission is preparing a concept release that will, "[seek] formal feedback from investors about whether they are getting enough information from audit committees." Former Deloitte CEO Jim Quigley, may be one of the few audit committee members who are saying, "BRING IT ON." [CFOJ]