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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

SEC punishes Deloitte Japan for violating auditor independence rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission fined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC $2 million for violating auditor independence rules and suspended its former CEO and director of independence for causing the violations.

The SEC said Wednesday that Deloitte Japan issued audit reports for a banking client while about 90 Deloitte Japan employees maintained accounts with the bank.… Continue Reading

EY lobbying violated auditor independence rules, SEC says

Photo by Julie DiMauroAccounting giant Ernst & Young will pay $4 million to settle civil charges that it violated auditor independence rules after one of its units lobbied congressional staffers on behalf of audit clients, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday.… Continue Reading

KPMG pays $8.2 million for violating auditor independence rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged accounting firm KPMG with violating auditor independence rules.

An SEC investigation found that the Big Four firm provided non-audit assistance such as bookkeeping and corporate finance services to the affiliates of companies it was auditing.… Continue Reading