SEC enforcement director resigned

The Securities and Exchange Commission said its enforcement director, Andrew J. Ceresney, plans to leave the SEC by the end of the year.

Grainy accounting at Cargill

Diane Backis, an accounting manager at Cargill caused the company a loss of at least $25 million and stole more than $3.1 million from the company over a period of 10 years. She pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and false tax filings. She has agreed to pay...

SEC to get a new Chief Accountant

Wesley R. Bricker to take over as Chief Accountant of the US SEC after the retirement of the current Chief Accountant James Schnurr.

Weatherford update

Weatherford International announced the sudden exit of it’s CEO Bernard Duroc- Danner. The move though sudden is not unexpected. Recently the company settled with SEC on deceptive accounting charges. The company had overstated its results to meet its earlier announced...

£4 million fine for misconduct

The accounting watchdog in England, Financial Reporting Council, found that misconduct by Deloitte led to the collapse of Aero, an aircraft parts wholesaler. The misconduct cost Deloitte £4 million! The fine is the highest recorded by the FRC for misconduct of a firm....

Exercising on slot machines

Jazzercise, a physical fitness company, have filed a case against their former finance director, Sherri O. Potts, who was stealing from the company. Sherri is charged with 50 theft related charges including forgery, fraudulent appropriation and grand theft by an...