Another commenter stated that the Commission should be mindful of difficulties some smaller institutions face "in seeking auditing firm alternatives and complying with other new regulatory requirements due to limited staff resources.
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disabilities and requires that employees be informed about affirmative action plans. This commenter also suggested that we "nurture and encourage business formation and finance" and not impose "insurmountable difficulties for the smaller companies.
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Significant Issues Raised by Public Comments Some commenters indicated that the cost of compliance with the rules is not significant and that there should be no differences in the rules for small companies.
Equal Pay Act of Commenters generally agreed with this approach. Still other commenters suggested adding to the list activities such as: Other examples of activities that would fall within the rule would be for an officer, director, or person acting under an officer or director's direction, to improperly influence an auditor either not to withdraw a previously issued audit report when required by generally accepted auditing standards, 82 or not to communicate appropriate matters to the audit committee.
Issues Related to Investment Companies In the case of registered investment companies and business development companies, the prohibition on improper influence on the conduct of audits covers not only officers and directors of the investment company itself, but also officers and directors of the investment company's investment adviser, sponsor, depositor, trustee, and administrator.
American with Disabilities Act. Accordingly, such actions continue to be possible mechanisms, assuming the other criteria in the rule are met, for violating the new rule. Under the Whistleblower Protection Act, some employees who publicize dangerous employer practices are entitled to legal protection.
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Do They Help Businesses. Should we note that members of management not encompassed by the existing definitions of "officer" and "executive officer" are engaging in the conduct addressed in the rule, we may revisit this issue.
Excusing this conduct from the scope of the rule would be inconsistent with the restoration of investor confidence in financial statements and in the integrity of the audit process.
Although some commenters supported use of the phrase "on behalf of," 97 in general commenters opposed changing this aspect of the proposed rule. Other types of regulation do not benefit financial services or asset management at all, but are intended to protect other interests outside of the corporate world.
We believe, however, that investors in small companies, just as investors in large companies, would want and benefit from the added confidence in reported financial information that comes from knowing that efforts to improperly influence the performance of the audit have been prohibited.
Introduction The new rules supplement the rules currently in Regulation 13B-2, which address the falsification of books, records and accounts 4 and false or misleading statements, or omissions to make certain statements, to accountants.
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