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Estimation vs. precision: tension in accounting grows


It’s more than big change prompting major deferrals for pending accounting rules. It’s also about the growing tension between estimation and precision.

Antitrust debate

Congress debates: Are tech giants bullies or saviors?


Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple were called before Congress this week to debate what critics perceive as the anti-competitive, entrepreneur-chilling effects they trigger with their size and scope.


Best of CW2019

The 14th annual Compliance Week conference is in the books, and with it more than 60 sessions filled with helpful anecdotes, shared best practices, career advice, and much, much more.


Top Minds

Compliance Week is thrilled to announce its Top Minds Class of 2019, a group of 12 of the brightest stars of the compliance community whose achievements are dwarfed only by their personal integrity and dedication to ethics.

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Bob Ward on pros of targeted sanctions


Bob Ward, director of trade compliance at Wesco International, explains to columnist Tom Fox the benefits of targeted sanctions and how compliance practitioners can properly respond to such.


Report: Corruption worsening in Africa


Most African citizens believe corruption is getting worse in their country and that their government is doing a bad job tackling it, according to the 10th edition of the “Global Corruption Barometer – Africa.”


Quality compliance can now earn antitrust leniency


A Justice Department policy change–to evaluate corporate compliance programs as a potential leniency factor on antitrust cases–has come to fruition through announcements made this week.


U.K. audit regulators see no improvement in audit quality


U.K. audit regulators saw no improvement in audit quality in their most recent inspections, indicating none of the major firms achieved targeted pass rates.


Another CECL sleeper? Auditors get new rules on estimates


While companies adopt CECL, auditors are gearing up for new rules requiring them to more closely scrutinize estimates and the specialists who produce them.

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Fed Chair urges caution with Facebook virtual currency venture


Count Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and several members of Congress as concerned observers of Facebook’s planned foray into the world of virtual currency.

insider trading

SEC charges former Illumina accountant with insider trading


The SEC has filed insider trading charges against a former Illumina accountant and friend whose alleged scheme resulted in $6.2 million in profits.


SEC’s Clayton emphatically defends Reg. BI


SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, speaking to an audience of financial professionals in Boston, vigorously defended Regulation Best Interest and came out swinging against critics.

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