October 5, 2018

Public Policy and Technical Alert, September 2018

As part of the Center for Audit Quality’s ongoing effort to keep members and stakeholders informed on significant public policy and accounting matters, we are pleased to offer the Public Policy and Technical Alert (PPTA). Each month, the PPTA highlights and examines the regulatory, standard-setting, legislative, and broader financial reporting developments impacting the public company audit profession. Please note that the PPTA is intended as general information and should not be relied upon as being definitive or all-inclusive. The CAQ encourages member firms to refer to the rules, standards, guidance, and other resources in their entirety at the hyperlinks provided below. All entities should carefully evaluate which requirements apply to their respective organizations.

In This Issue:

PCAOB

  • PCAOB enters into cooperative agreement with Austrian auditor regulator

SEC

  • SEC proposes amendment to exemption provisions in broker-dealer annual reporting rule
  • SEC provides regulatory relief and assistance for hurricane victims
  • Elad Roisman sworn in as SEC commissioner
  • SEC Division of Corporation Finance updates C&DIs

International

  • Martin Baumann to lead IAASB

U.S. Congress

  • House Financial Services Committee passes Small Business Audit Correction Act

CAQ

  • CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli announces retirement
  • Fourth annual #AuditorProud social media blitz aims to attract next generation of auditors
  • CAQ releases 2018 Main Street Investor Survey
  • CAQ comments on PCAOB’s Draft Strategic Plan 2018-2022
  • CAQ posts highlights of July 2018 SEC Regulations Committee meeting
  • CAQ posts highlights of May 2018 IPTF meeting
  • CAQ issues new ‘Profession in Focus’ videos

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