2002 Year-in Review
Everyone - Congress, the GAO, the SEC, financial executives, CFO groups, overseas regulatory agencies, the AICPA and other organizations - weighed in on "the new way" that auditors should perform their duties, and CPA firms should be policed. But two people stand out from the crowd and leave their mark - Senator Paul Sarbanes of Maryland and Representative Michael Oxley of Ohio, the authors of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that will redefine the accounting profession and corporate financial reporting for years to come.
01/18/02 Help For Audit Committees In The Post-Enron Era
01/23/02 Public Oversight Board Agrees To Close Its Doors
01/28/02 GAO Announces New Rules on Auditor Independence
02/04/02 Global Companies Tackle Auditor Independence and Oversight
03/04/02 The Case for Halting the Auditors' Revolving Door
07/01/02 SEC Orders Corporate Officers to Certify Financial Statements
07/10/02 President Bush Plans to Move Accounting Out of The Shadows
07/31/02 President Bush Signs Bill Establishing New Rules For The Accounting Profession
08/26/02 California Enacts New Laws Affecting Accountants
11/22/02 SEC Proposes Innovative Auditor Independence Rules
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