Accounting Firm Quarterly Update, Q4 2023

February 20, 2024

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We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s Accounting Firm Quarterly Update for Q4 2023. The Update is available in .pdf format at the below link, and addresses news on the following topics that we hope are of interest to you:

  • 2023: The Audit Enforcement Year in Review
  • PCAOB Publishes Enforcement Orders Against China-Based Firms, Even as Congress Contemplates Further Action
  • SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules Go into Effect
  • SEC Approves 2024 PCAOB Budget
  • SEC Chief Accountant Issues Statements on Cash Flow Reporting and Professional Skepticism
  • Second Circuit Limits SEC’s Ability to Seek Disgorgement
  • Canadian Public Accountability Board Provides Insights on 2023 Audit Quality Assessment Results
  • UK Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 Goes into Effect While FRC Revises Corporate Governance Code
  • PCAOB Makes Personnel Changes
  • PCAOB Announces Staff Priorities for 2024 Inspections and Interactions with Audit Committees
  • FinCEN Corporate Transparency Reporting Goes into Effect
  • Other Recent SEC and PCAOB Enforcement and Regulatory Developments

Please let us know if there are topics that you would be interested in seeing covered in future editions of the Update.

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Accounting Firm Advisory and Defense Group:

James J. Farrell – Co-Chair, New York (+1 212-351-5326, [email protected])

Monica K. Loseman – Co-Chair, Denver (+1 303-298-5784, [email protected])

Michael Scanlon – Co-Chair, Washington, D.C.(+1 202-887-3668, [email protected])

In addition to the Accounting Firm Advisory and Defense Practice Group Chairs listed above, this Update was prepared by David Ware, Timothy Zimmerman, Benjamin Belair, Adrienne Tarver, Monica Limeng Woolley, Douglas Colby, John Harrison, and Nicholas Whetstone.

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