ACI Managing Partner, Jay Gettenberg, has worked closely with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and FINRA in recent years to address the practical reality that there are FINRA member firms who do not hold customer funds, yet do not technically qualify under any of the four exemptions listed on the X-17A-5 Focus Report.
The six-person panel, “Accounting and Auditing in COVID Times,” sponsored by the Foundation for Accounting Education, will examine how the pandemic affected industry practices. ACI’s focus during this panel will be to share practical lessons learned while helping over 50 broker-dealer clients navigate the SBA-backed Paycheck Protection Program.
Our original plan was to implement a partial return on July 6th. After discussing amongst our staff and weighing the consequences, we have decided to hold off until at least September.
Effective March 20, 2020, FINRA released FAQs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact the virus will have on small FINRA member firms meeting various FOCUS Report and annual audit requirements over the coming months.
In April of 2019, Elizabeth Attanasio will join a team of committee members of the NYSSCPA’s Stock Brokerage Committee in meeting with the PCAOB, FINRA and the SEC to discuss hot topics resulting from the 2018 audit year end. The purpose of this meeting will be to educate the PCAOB on challenges the FinOps and […]
ACI’s Managing Partner, Jay Gettenberg, was in Washington D.C. this week for the 2018 FINRA Annual Conference. His recent involvement in the FINRA District 10 Committee, which commenced on January 1, 2018, offered Mr. Gettenberg the opportunity to assist Paige Pierce, chair of the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board, and Robert Hackel, Chief Operating Officer […]