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Securities and Exchange Commission. We are adopting rules requiring accounting firms to retain for seven years certain records relevant to their audits and reviews of issuers' financial statements.
Records to be retained include an accounting firm's workpapers and certain other documents that contain conclusions, opinions, analyses, or financial data related to the audit or review.
Compliance is required for audits and reviews completed on or after October 31, For Further Information Contact: Burke, Associate Chief Accountant, D. We are adding rule to Regulation S-X. Executive Summary As mandated by section of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of "Sarbanes-Oxley Act" or "the Act"1 we are amending Regulation S-X to require accountants who audit or review an issuer's financial statements to retain certain records relevant to that audit or review.
These records include workpapers and other documents that form the basis of the audit or review, and memoranda, correspondence, communications, other documents, and records including electronic recordswhich are created, sent or received in connection with the audit or review, and contain conclusions, opinions, analyses, or financial data related to the audit or review.
To coordinate with forthcoming auditing standards concerning the retention of audit documentation, the rule requires that these records be retained for seven years after the auditor concludes the audit or review of the financial statements, rather than the proposed period of five years from the end of the fiscal period in which an audit or review was concluded.
As proposed, 2 the rule addresses the retention of records related to the audits and reviews of not only issuers' financial statements but also the financial statements of registered investment companies.
Discussion Of Final Rule Section of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 3 is intended to address the destruction or fabrication of evidence and the preservation of "financial and audit records. Section states that the record retention requirements should apply to audits of issuers of securities to which section 10A a of the Securities Exchange Act of "Exchange Act" applies.
The term "issuer" in this context is defined in section 10A f of the Exchange Act to include certain entities filing reports under that Act and entities that have filed and not withdrawn registration statements to sell securities under the Securities Act of Commenters, including the European Commission, noted that application of the rule to foreign auditors would place additional and differing layers of retention requirements on those firms.
The availability of documents under this rule will assist in the oversight and quality of audits of an issuer's financial statements. Increased retention of identified records also may provide critical evidence of financial reporting impropriety or deficiencies in the audit process.
In light of these benefits, and absent a direct conflict with foreign requirements, the retention requirements are to apply equally to domestic and foreign accounting firms auditing the financial statements of foreign issuers.
Issues raised by commenters regarding Public Company Accounting Oversight Board "the Oversight Board" oversight of foreign accounting firms and access by the SEC and the Oversight Board to the records retained by foreign accounting firms, as provided by Section of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, will be the subject of further discussion among staff, the Commission and the Oversight Board.
For example, we would expect that auditors of the financial statements of those investment advisers, broker-dealers, and entities subject to Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board regulations that are not subject to the rule would retain relevant audit and review records consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and professional standards.
Documents to be Retained Paragraph a of rule identifies the documents that must be retained and the time period for retaining those documents.
The two criteria are that the materials 1 are created, sent or received in connection with the audit or review, and 2 contain conclusions, opinions, analyses, or financial data related to the audit or review. Paragraph a of the proposed rule did not contain the phrase, "records relevant to the audit or review.
In response to commenters, 12 and to track more closely the wording in section13 we have added those words to the final rule. In the Proposing Release, we stated that non-substantive materials that are not part of the workpapers, such as administrative records, and other documents that do not contain relevant financial data or the auditor's conclusions, opinions or analyses would not meet the second of the criteria in rule a and would not have to be retained.
Commentators questioned whether the following documents would be considered substantive and have to be retained: Superseded drafts of memoranda, financial statements or regulatory filings, 14 Notes on superseded drafts of memoranda, financial statements or regulatory filings that reflect incomplete or preliminary thinking, 15 Previous copies of workpapers that have been corrected for typographical errors or errors due to training of new employees, 16 Duplicates of documents, 17 or Voice-mail messages.
Commenters also questioned whether all of the issuer's financial information, records, databases, and reports that the auditor examines on the issuer's premises, but are not made part of the auditor's workpapers or otherwise currently retained by the auditor, would be deemed to be "received" by the auditor under rule a 1 and have to be retained by the auditor.
Accordingly, we do not believe that the "received" criterion in rule a 1 requires that such records be retained. Some commentators suggested that paragraph a of the proposed rule was overly broad and that the language in the rule, rather than following section of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, should conform to current auditing standards.
Congress intended that accounting firms retain substantive materials that are relevant to the review or audit of financial statements filed with the Commission and enumerated the records described in the rule as being relevant to audits and reviews.The Money Laundering Regulations - Record Keeping & Procedures.
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The records to be retained include records relevant to the audit or review, including workpapers and other documents that form the basis of the audit or review, and memoranda, correspondence, communications, other documents, and records (including electronic records), which are created, sent or received in connection with the audit or review.