Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Activity

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This report examines trends in accounting and auditing enforcement actions that were publicly disclosed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) between 2015 and 2020.

2020 Review and Analysis

Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Activity

In a year characterized by pandemic-related challenges and the potential for a change in U.S. presidential administration, Securities and Exchange Commission accounting and auditing enforcement activity remained strong, but Public Company Accounting Oversight Board auditing-related activity declined to a new low.

Authors

  • Los Angeles

Elaine M. Harwood

Senior Vice President

  • Chicago

Alison M. Forman

Principal

  • Washington

Simona Mola

Senior Manager

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