Substituting one Big Four firm for another is unlikely to change this dynamic. Globally, the Big Four work through franchising or minority joint ventures. So an office in South Africa, Ukraine or China bears the prestigious name, while the home-office partners are insulated from liability for its work. Looking beyond the Big Four for a smaller, more audit-focused player is a nonstarter under current market conditions. Virtually every company listed on a major stock exchange uses the established players, and for good reason. Tarnished as the Big Four might be, a non-Big Four auditor is a red flag likely to attract short sellers, says Wuyang Zhao, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who has researched this area.
Disentangling auditing from consulting work is a more promising avenue for reform, though also far from clear-cut. But practically speaking, an auditor already steeped in the complexities of a client organization may provide better and cheaper advice on, say, IT system improvements or potential synergies with an acquisition target. The US is ahead of global peers in limiting audit-consulting crossover, thanks to the Sarbanes-Oxley law, which was passed in response to a number of accounting scandals, including the massive Enron and WorldCom accounting frauds.
One lesson for management everywhere from the GE dustup is that a sharp rise in fees to the auditor may provoke otherwise pliant investors to look under the hood.
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The accounting firm had a good explanation: The House of Representatives passed a bill in prohibiting such regulation. The UK and EU both require a competitive tender for the audit role every 10 years, with mandatory rotation after 20, and activist investors would like to push US companies in that direction. The most practical path toward better accounting in the short term is likely through using extended audit statements, which is more an opportunity than a requirement for audited companies. If that sounds a little vague, it is. Large companies surveyed in the UK flagged an average of two to four key audit matters on their financial reports.
The most common key matter, not surprisingly, was the quality of revenue.
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A principal obstacle to fuller disclosure was raised by Marks and Spencer, the British retailer consistently seen as a paragon of corporate governance. But it had to think carefully about which bits of its financial soul to bare in a competitive and litigious environment, engagement partner Ian Waller told ICAEW.
But reform on this scale would require concentrated and sustained support from investors, the only constituency that could provide a political counterweight to the corporate Big Four nexus. The problem is that audit is perceived as boring, and investors just rubber-stamp their appointment. Too few seem to care about this vital shareholder protection. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.
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