RESOURCES & LINKS
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Accounting & Audit Resources | Attorney & Legal Resources
Blogs | DOJ & SEC | Corporate Governance | Research Tools
ACCOUNTING & AUDIT RESOURCES
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) – The mission of the FASB is to establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting for the guidance and education of the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of financial information.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is a private-sector, non-profit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of inverstors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair and independent audit reports.
AccountingMalpractice.com – Advanced Prevention Resources for Accountants. Over the past two years we have invested substantially in developing not just a platform for loss prevention advice but some never before available resources that can be used by practitioners to materially reduce loss exposure.
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ATTORNEY & LEGAL RESOURCES
FAILSAFE CPA does not practice law, nor does it it offer or provide legal advice.
The Securities Class Action Clearinghouse provides detailed information relating to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation.
The Securities Class Action Clearinghouse maintains an Index of Filings of 2770 issuers that have been named in federal class action securities fraud lawsuits since passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Securities Act of 1933 – Securities Lawyer's Deskbook published by The University of Cincinnati College of Law
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 – Securities Lawyer's Deskbook published by The University of Cincinnati College of Law
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 – To protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws, and for other purposes.
Links, links and more links – Why reinvent the wheel? Welcome to PublicLegal, a product of the Internet Legal Research Group (ILRG). A categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, as well as thousands of locally stored web pages, legal forms, and downloadable files.
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DOJ & SEC LINKS
U.S. Department of Justice – The Fraud Section plays a unique and essential role in the Department's fight against sophisticated economic crime. The Section is a front-line litigating unit that acts as a rapid response team, investigating and prosecuting complex white collar crime cases throughout the country.
The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.
SEC Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases – The list below provides links to financial reporting related enforcement actions concerning civil lawsuits brought by the Commission in federal court and notices and orders concerning the institution and/or settlement of administrative proceedings.
SEC Division of Corporation Finance – Rules, Regulations and Schedules
The following rules, regulations and schedules apply to disclosure documents filed with the SEC that are subject to review by the Division of Corporation Finance.
SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR) – All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free.
SEC Speech Archives – This index lists speeches and other public statements by the Chairman, Commissioners, and Staff of the SEC, which cover a wide range of topics concerning the state of the markets and the Commission's regulatory agenda.
SEC Staff Accounting Bulletins reflect the Commission staff's views regarding accounting-related disclosure practices. They represent interpretations and policies followed by the Division of Corporation Finance and the Office of the Chief Accountant in administering the disclosure requirements of the federal securities laws.
SEC – Codification of Staff Accounting Bulletins
(Last updated as of: September 2006)
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION & INVESTOR RESOURCES
The Corporate Library® is the leading independent source for data and risk analysis of North American corporate governance, executive compensation, and director network interrelations.
CorpGov.net facilitates the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both corporate accountability and the creation of wealth.
Glass Lewis & Co. is a research and professional services firm assisting institutions globally that have investment financial or reputational exposure to public companies.
RiskMetrics Group helps investors and other financial market participants better understand and manage the risk inherent in their portfolios so they can make more informed investment decisions.
RiskMetrics Group’s Securities Litigation Watch strives to provide a valuable, timely resource for anyone interested in developments involving securities litigation or securities enforcement.
SEC – Summary Executive Compensation Disclosure – This interactive tool relies on interactive data tags that were applied by the SEC to the summary executive compensation disclosure in the public filings of 500 [footnote omitted] large companies for 2006. É When data is transcribed as in this demonstration, there is a possibility for transcription error.
2008 Executive Paywatch The chief executive of a Standard & Poor's 500 company made, on average, $14.2 million in total compensation in 2007, according to preliminary data from The Corporate Library.
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Links, links and more links – Why reinvent the wheel? CorpGov.net facilitates the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both corporate accountability and the creation of wealth.
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RESEARCH TOOLS, DATA SOURCES & AGGREGATORS
Bloomberg is an information-services, news and media company that provides business and financial professionals with the tools and data they need on a single, all-inclusive platform.
Morningstar.com meets the needs of a variety of investors - from those who are looking for a daily destination to track market development and manage investments to those who need a source for research, insight, and education.
SurfWax News Accumulator – News "in time, over time"
Covering Over 56,000 News Topics from 4,200 News Sources
FXHistory is the easiest tool to access the largest foreign exchange database on the Internet. To obtain the historical exchange rate for any currency pair, select the language, the range of dates and the currencies you would like to obtain exchange rates for.
The Universal Currency Converter® contains the top 85 currencies sorted by country name – listing the ten most popular currencies first. Special units and precious metals are listed both alphabetically and separately, at the end of this list. For every world currency, use to the XE Full Universal Currency Converter.
PricewaterhouseCoopers 2007 Securities litigation study – 12th annual evaluation of the private securities class action suits processed over the year.
Securities Class Action Services (SCAS) “SCAS 50” for the year 2007. The SCAS 50 lists the top 50 plaintiffs' law firms ranked by the total dollar amount of final securities class action settlements occurring in 2007 in which the law firm served as lead or co-lead counsel.
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