SEC Open Meeting Agenda
|Item 1:||James Thomas McCurdy, CPA|
Office: Office of General Counsel
The Commission will hear oral argument on an appeal by the Division of Enforcement and the Office of the Chief Accountant (together, the "Division") from the decision of an administrative law judge in a proceeding brought against James Thomas McCurdy, a certified public accountant. The administrative law judge found that McCurdy did not engage in improper professional conduct within the meaning of Rule 102(e) of the Commission's Rules of Practice in connection with his audit of the financial statements of JWB Aggressive Growth Fund (the "Fund"), a registered investment company, for the year ending December 31, 1998. The law judge found that McCurdy's audit of the Fund's financial statements was not performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards ("GAAS"), primarily because McCurdy failed to obtain sufficient competent evidence about the probable collectibility of a receivable that was recorded as an asset in the Fund's financial statements. The law judge also found that the record did not establish the charge that the Fund's financial statements were not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") because the Division did not establish that the receivable was not collectible. The law judge further found that McCurdy's professional conduct was neither reckless nor highly unreasonable and thus did not constitute a violation of Rule 102(e) as charged. The law judge therefore dismissed the charges against McCurdy.
Among the issues likely to be argued are:
For further information, please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 942-7070.
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