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Auditors must now retain paper work for seven years, have a second partner review and approval of audit reports, evaluate whether internal controls accurately show transactions as well as sales of assets, and describe any weaknesses or noncompliant internal controls. Public accounting firms that issue auditing reports for more than 100 companies are to be inspected every year. Accounting firms that issue audit reports for less than 100 companies must be inspected very three years. The Board can discipline or sanction accounting firms for what it deems to be negligent conduct (Conference of State Bankers Online). Title II of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is Auditor Independence.
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For instance, what can be included in revenue and when to realise them is decided by accounting professionals, whereas ordinary people will accept this as they view the professionals as a legitimate body in the field. By reading his paper, I can conclude that there is no such thing as the true profit since there is no truth in accounting. Adding non-financial measures may give a better picture of an organisation, but there is no full picture as this is subjective (ibid.). Accountants will make sure that they are operating within what is acceptable by the society to maintain their legitimacy in the profession and preserve the power they have, as in the legitimacy theory (Deegan and Unerman, 2011). It is important to note that being legitimate does not mean that someone is doing the right thing but he is doing what is perceived to be socially right (Suchman, 1995).
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“SOX revamped corporate governance in the United State and affected the accounting profession” (Hornger & Harrison 2007, pg.408). Some of the things that SOX provisions are that public companies must use issue internal control reports, accounting firms may not audit a public client and provide consulting services for that same client, and a stiff penalties for any violators for making false statements. As it was stated in Accounting 7e the top chief executive of WorldCom and the top executives of Enron were each sentenced to 25 years in