Preparing for Year-End 2018: Number Seven – The Financial Reporting Big Picture and the Bricker Blueprint

At the AICPA’s December conference, Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker’s remarks included a suggestion that this Statement would be valuable reading for professionals involved in the reporting process.  The Statement includes a summary of recent OCA activities, reviews priorities such as fostering ICFR and exercising effective oversight over accounting and auditing standard setting, and also discusses the OCA consultation process.

In addition to providing the Statement, Mr. Bricker and Chair Clayton also displayed and emphasized the importance of what Chair Clayton named the “Bricker Blueprint.” This is the comprehensive summary of all the participants in the process of providing reliable financial information to our capital markets.  If you have not seen this document before, it is a great review of how our system works and the importance of each participant.  You can find a video overview of the process and the “Blueprint” here.

As always, your thoughts and comments are welcome!

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