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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: SEC Turns to Deloitte for Top Accounting Job

The menu for July 31 features bipartisan efforts on tax refund fraud, a possible new chief accountant for the SEC, the battle against bank overdraft fees, and more.
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SEC Sets July 1 as Start of Municipal Advisor Registration

July 1, 2014, is the date when the first set of municipal advisors will be required to register under new rules the US Securities and Exchange Commission finalized last year.
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PCAOB to Discuss Disclosure of Audit Engagement Partner

The PCAOB will reexamine for public comment a proposal that would require the names of the engagement partner and certain other participants in an audit to be disclosed in the auditor's report.
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PCAOB Adopts Broker-Dealer Attest and Audit Standards

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on October 10 approved two attestation standards and an auditing standard pertaining to audits of brokers and dealers.
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Whistleblowers Need Encouragement, Not Roadblocks

The Dodd-Frank Act expanded existing whistleblower programs, providing cash rewards for significant information given to the SEC. Despite these efforts to stimulate whistleblowing, companies are putting limits on how much (or how little) their employees can report fraud.
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Attestation Standards for Broker-Dealer Audits on PCAOB Docket

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is expected to discuss adopting attestation standards for auditors of broker-dealers during an open meeting October 10.
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SEC Exempts Accountants from Municipal Advisor Registration

The SEC adopted rules establishing a permanent registration regime for municipal advisors as required by Dodd-Frank; however, an accountant who provides audit or other attestation services will not have to register as a municipal advisor.
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Credit Rating Agency Performance Needs Improvement

The continued poor performance of the credit rating agencies in providing adequate assurance of the creditworthiness of debt instruments requires stronger action from regulatory bodies.
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Proposed Whistleblower Standard Presents Challenges

The IESBA has issued an exposure draft intended to encourage accountants to blow the whistle on unethical companies or individuals; some of the changes may conflict with other ethical responsibilities.
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SEC Seeking Public Comment on Dodd-Frank Financial Literacy Study

The Securities and Exchange Commission is requesting public comments on financial literacy and investor disclosure issues that it is studying as part of a review mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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Partisan Divide Over Consumer Protection Agency

Taxes aren't the only contentious issue in our nation's capital. The ultimate fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) remains in doubt due to a political deadlock.

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