Materiality: No, the SEC did not write SAB No. 99

0 Comments

Corporate Counsel serves up a mostly excellent article, Securities Law Disclosure Checklist for Alleged (or Confirmed) Misconduct. It outlines disclosures that public companies should consider regarding alleged misconduct by employees, directors, or officers (e.g., “accounting improprieties, disclosure failures, criminal or civil actions involving the company and/or management, scandalous personal indiscretions, threatened disciplinary actions, fraud, false statements, or omissions, […]

About that new FASB revenue recognition standard . . .

0 Comments

This morning, I made a short presentation on the new FASB-IASB revenue recognition standard, Revenue From Contracts With Customers, now at¬†FASB Codification Topic 606. The slides appear below this post. At the moment, Topic 606 will be¬†effective for public company year ends beginning on or after January 1, 2017. We’ll see whether this effective date […]

SEC settles Dell fraud case: Execs pay millions

0 Comments

Is the SEC on a roll or just looking over its shoulder at salivating securities whistleblowers? On the heels of settling with Goldman Sachs last week for $550 million, the SEC yesterday announced its $111+ million take from settling accounting fraud charges against Dell Computer and several current and former Dell executives including Michael Dell, […]