SEC approves PCAOB rules on audit firm reporting

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15 Aug 2009

The US SEC has given final approval to new rules adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board that require reporting by registered public accounting firms starting 12 October 2009. The rules implement a provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and constitute the first reporting obligations imposed on registered firms by the PCAOB.

Under the new rules:
  • Certain events that occur on or after the 12 October 2009 effective date must be reported within 30 days by a registered firm in a special report on PCAOB Form 3.
  • Registered firms must file annual reports on Form 2, with the first annual reports being due June 30, 2010. Going forward, all firms that are registered with the Board as of 31 March of a particular year must, by 30 June of that year, file an annual report covering the 12-month period ending 31 March.
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