Knowledge of SEC specific requirements - - Complying with the requirements of GAAP is necessary but not sufficient for public companies. The positions of the SEC staff on GAAP matters as well as the SEC rules and regulations governing the timing, form, and content of financial information in SEC filings are equally as important. Questions such as whether separate financial statements are required, how the transaction might be discussed in MD&A or presented in supplemental schedules, and whether and where pro forma information or alternative measures of performance can be presented have to be asked and answered concurrent with the questions about applying GAAP. The professionals at FRA are well-versed in the SEC's rules and regulations related to financial information. Let our knowledge help you identify and address the SEC related aspects of a complex transaction.
SEC staff inquiries
Experience in responding to SEC staff inquiries - - As a result of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the SEC staff must review a registrant's financial statements at least once every three years. In that review process, it is reasonable to expect the SEC staff to ask about the accounting for and disclosure of complex transactions. The credentialed professionals at FRA have worked with many of the world's largest companies and are well-acquainted with the process of responding to SEC staff inquiries on a wide array of complex issues. Draw on our years of experience to assist you in responding to an SEC staff question about the accounting for a transaction in your company's historical financial statements.