Extensible Business Reporting Language, the data-tagging code now required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for filing financial statements, has been making headway not only in the U.S., but in other parts of the world.
A group of 16 House Democrats has sent a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board asking it to require multinational companies to disclose more country-by-country reporting information in their public financial statements about where they pay taxes and book profits.
Moses Kgosana, who withdrew from taking the post as chairman of Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Ltd. in the wake of allegations related to his tenure as chief executive officer and senior partner at KPMG South Africa, said he offered to step aside from the position.
Moses Kgosana, who was due to take the role of Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Ltd. chairman at the end of August, withdrew from the position after allegations emerged related to his tenure as chief executive officer and senior partner at KPMG South Africa.
The U.K. Financial Reporting Council opened an investigation into PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s audits of BT Group Plc over three years following an accounting scandal in the carrier’s Italian unit that led to a writedown of 530 million pounds ($687 million).