A&A news September 2012

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CPA Mobility Becomes Law in California

CPAs from outside California will now be able to serve clients in the state without obtaining a license or paying a fee to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) under a new law signed on September 20 by Governor Jerry Brown.
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FASB Update on Private Company Framework

A recent webcast presented by the FASB reviewed key areas of the “Private Company Decision-Making Framework – A Framework for Evaluating Financial Accounting and Reporting Guidance for Private Companies” staff paper.
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FAF Names Members of New Private Company Council

FAF has announced the appointment of the chairman and nine members of the newly created Private Company Council, which will work with FASB to determine whether and when to modify US GAAP for private companies.
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Investor Confidence in US Companies Inching Upward

On September 19, the Center for Audit Quality released its sixth annual "Main Street Investor Survey," which shows that investor confidence in capital markets has increased 4 percentage points since 2011.
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9/28 Deadline to Comment on GASB Exposure Draft

Parties interested in submitting written comments on the GASB Exposure Draft, "Accounting and Financial Reporting for Nonexchange Financial Guarantee Transactions," should file comment letters by Friday, September 28, 2012.
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IMA Stresses Importance of COSO Exposure Draft

As a cofounder of COSO, IMA has contributed to the latest COSO exposure draft "Internal Control over External Financial Reporting: Compendium of Approaches and Examples" and encourages small businesses to provide input.
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FASB Announces an Encore of Its CPE Webcast

Stakeholders will have another opportunity on October 18 to earn CPE credit while learning about a recent FASB staff paper and its recommendations for creating a private company decision-making framework.
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The IFAC Supports Stronger Independence Rules

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, an independent international standards board supported by the IFAC, has proposed strengthening current rules for auditor independence.
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FEI Releases Congressional Scorecard for 112th Congress

Financial Executives International (FEI) has announced the release of its first-ever "Congressional Scorecard," which rates lawmakers' records on their votes for or against FEI's priority legislative issues.
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Has SOX Been Successful?

Sometimes overlooked in the debate about SOX are the contributions it has made in generating a greater focus on improved corporate governance and stronger ethics and compliance programs. Needed improvement in audit quality is a continuing concern.