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  • Sarbanes Oxley

    Posted by Mitch Townsend on December 28th, 2004 (All posts by )

    According to an unsubstantiated rumor, PricewaterhouseCoopers (the largest of the Big 4 accounting firms) has sent one of three letters to the boards of directors of their audit clients with December year-ends. The first says that the company is likely to pass its tests of internal controls; the second that the company could maybe pass if they bust their humps; the third is that they are unlikely to get a clean opinion. The unsubstantiated rumor also has it that as many as one-third of their clients are getting letter number 3 and are truly, deeply unhappy about it. I will be happy to retract this post as the occasion requires, since my source could be blowing more smoke than Pittsburgh in its heyday. We should know shortly.

     

    2 Responses to “Sarbanes Oxley”

    1. Ralf Goergens Says:

      the third is that they are unlikely to get a clean opinion

      In which sense? They broke some laws and regulations or did they fail to exercice due dilligence?

    2. spongeworthy Says:

      It means they didn’t engage PWC Consulting for a SA compliance gig.

      I jest, of course.