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Fixing 10-K Errors You Don’t Know You Have

Boston Wayne | April 22, 2008

You might think that once you draft your Form 10-K or 10-Q and prepare it for submission to the Edgar filing system, you’re pretty much home free and the chance for errors is behind you.

You’d be wrong.

The plain truth is that companies have many “opportunities” for error between Edgarization and filing their periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. When you examine the number of amendments that are submitted after a filing—what I call “attention deficit filings”—it’s clear that a few thoughtful precautionary steps can dramatically reduce the number of missteps we see here.

Before I begin this journey, let’s take a brief look at the Form 10-K/A filings submitted to the SEC between Feb. 20 and March 20 of this year to get a sense of the types of errors that happen. Why this particular period? Well, while amendments can obviously occur at any time, I believe this time frame is especially ripe because it... To get the full story, subscribe now.