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SEC 2010 Comments Hit Hot Button Accounting Issues

Tammy Whitehouse | November 29, 2010

Just as calendar-year companies begin gearing up for year-end reporting, Deloitte & Touche has summarized the thinking of the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance – at least as evidenced by the comment letters staff members have issued in 2010.

Deloitte published a 169-page report on trends and specific concerns raised in thousands of letters the SEC staff provided to specific public companies after reviewing their financial statements. Under Sarbanes-Oxley, the SEC is required to review disclosures and financial statements for every registrant at least once every three years. The comments that follow are available publicly through the SEC's Edgar database.

In 2010, Deloitte says the SEC's comment...

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