2012 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade
Chapter 98 - PUBLIC COMPANY ACCOUNTING REFORM AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY (§§ 7201 - 7266)
Subchapter IV - ENHANCED FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES (§§ 7261 - 7266)
Section 7262 - Management assessment of internal controls

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 98 - PUBLIC COMPANY ACCOUNTING REFORM AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
SUBCHAPTER IV - ENHANCED FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES
Sec. 7262 - Management assessment of internal controls
Containssection 7262
Date2012
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 15, 2013
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 107-204, title IV, §404, July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 789; Pub. L. 111-203, title IX, §989G(a), July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1948; Pub. L. 112-106, title I, §103, Apr. 5, 2012, 126 Stat. 310.
Statutes at Large References116 Stat. 789
124 Stat. 1948
126 Stat. 310
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 107-204, Public Law 111-203, Public Law 112-106

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ENHANCED FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES - 15 U.S.C. § 7262 (2012)

§7262. Management assessment of internal controls

(a) Rules required

The Commission shall prescribe rules requiring each annual report required by section 78m(a) or 78o(d) of this title to contain an internal control report, which shall—

(1) state the responsibility of management for establishing and maintaining an adequate internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting; and

(2) contain an assessment, as of the end of the most recent fiscal year of the issuer, of the effectiveness of the internal control structure and procedures of the issuer for financial reporting.

(b) Internal control evaluation and reporting

With respect to the internal control assessment required by subsection (a) of this section, each registered public accounting firm that prepares or issues the audit report for the issuer, other than an issuer that is an emerging growth company (as defined in section 78c of this title), shall attest to, and report on, the assessment made by the management of the issuer. An attestation made under this subsection shall be made in accordance with standards for attestation engagements issued or adopted by the Board. Any such attestation shall not be the subject of a separate engagement.

(c) Exemption for smaller issuers

Subsection (b) shall not apply with respect to any audit report prepared for an issuer that is neither a “large accelerated filer” nor an “accelerated filer” as those terms are defined in Rule 12b–2 of the Commission (17 C.F.R. 240.12b–2).

(Pub. L. 107–204, title IV, §404, July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 789; Pub. L. 111–203, title IX, §989G(a), July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1948; Pub. L. 112–106, title I, §103, Apr. 5, 2012, 126 Stat. 310.)

Amendments

2012—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–106 inserted “, other than an issuer that is an emerging growth company (as defined in section 78c of this title),” before “shall attest to”.

2010—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–203 added subsec. (c).

Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–203 effective 1 day after July 21, 2010, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 of Pub. L. 111–203, set out as an Effective Date note under section 5301 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.

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