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Highlights of the 2015 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments

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The 2015 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, held in Washington, D.C., December 9–11, featured representatives from the SEC, PCAOB, FASB, IASB, and AICPA, who stressed the importance of the accounting profession’s role in providing investors with quality financial information.

Themes shared throughout the conference included
  • The importance of high-quality financial reporting
  • A continued focus on making disclosures more effective for the benefit of investors
  • An emphasis on maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting
  • The growing attention on governance matters, including the role of the audit committee in managing company operating and financial reporting risks such as cybersecurity
This publication provides a synopsis of key matters discussed during the conference.