July 31- An employee complaint exposed accounting misconduct at L-3 Communications Holdings Inc, according to people familiar with the matter, prompting the aerospace and defense supplier to fire four people, revise two years of earnings statements and cut its earnings forecast.» Read More
CALGARY, July 30- Penn West Petroleum Ltd said it has uncovered accounting irregularities that misclassified nearly C $300 million in expenses over the last four years, and the Canadian oil producer will restate its results.
If "Made in the USA" is really a national economic goal, then Congress needs to fix the problem here at home, says tax consultant Tim Larson.
*IFRS 9 published by Intl Accounting Standards Board. *EU endorsement needed to apply new rule in Europe. The IASB, whose rules are applied in over 100 countries, including Europe but not in the United States, said it was its final reform in response to the 2007-09 crisis.
July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor. NQ Mobile shares fell as much as 21 percent in early trading before reversing course to trade up almost 15 percent by midday.
NQ Mobile, a Chinese mobile software maker facing allegations of fraud, saw its shares fall after it dismissed its independent auditor.
July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor.
July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor. NQ shares fell 11 percent before the bell.
July 15- The top U.S. auditor regulator said it expects to conduct its first inspection of a mainland Chinese audit firm by the end of the year, under an expected deal to resolve a long-running dispute between the United States and China regarding accounting oversight.
WASHINGTON, July 14- Accounting giant Ernst& Young will pay $4 million to settle civil charges that it violated auditor independence rules after one of its units lobbied congressional staffers on behalf of audit clients, U.S. regulators said Monday.
NEW YORK, July 9- A federal judge on Wednesday rejected PricewaterhouseCoopers' request to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit accusing the auditor of providing bad accounting advice that contributed to the October 2011 collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd, a brokerage run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.
July 3- NQ Mobile Inc's independent auditor has informed the company that it will need to expand the scope of its 2013 audit, the Chinese mobile security software maker said. The stock has been volatile after short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group called NQ Mobile a "massive fraud" in October, a charge the Chinese company rejected.
July 3- Chinese mobile security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said its independent auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP, informed the company that it would need to expand the scope of its 2013 audit. NQ said its board and audit committee are considering PricewaterhouseCoopers' request.
New York Fed President William Dudley warned Puerto Rico about its growing debt load.
SAN JUAN, June 24- New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley warned Puerto Rico about its growing debt load and questioned if the island can sustain its high level of borrowing in remarks delivered to an accounting group on Tuesday.
Consumers today are more likely to obtain goods and services via a subscription than through a purchase, and that's where Zuora comes in.
WASHINGTON, June 13- Four U.S. senators have called on the Defense Department to end a practice that involves deliberately inserting false numbers into the Pentagon's accounting ledgers and financial reports.
Hertz Global will restate its 2011 financial statements. Earlier CNBC indicated Hertz may restate its 2012 and 2013 financial statements, but CNBC's David Faber says that is not yet the case.
Hertz had been scheduled to report results on May 7 but delayed the announcement, saying more work was required. Hertz's accountant is PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Hertz shares were down 10.6 percent at $27.25 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
June 6- Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc said it would restate financial results for the past three years to correct accounting errors from 2011.. Hertz said its audit committee had concluded that financial statements for 2011 should no longer be relied upon.
*Cayman Islands, Bermuda common sites of shell companies. "Many large, U.S.-based multinational corporations avoid paying U.S. taxes by using accounting tricks to make profits made in America appear to be generated in offshore tax havens- countries with minimal or no taxes," said Citizens for Tax Justice and U.S. Public Interest Research Group.