SEC Segment 5: Enforcement and Rulemaking

  • Accountant
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CBA/MCBA
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: September, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Legislation governing The Securities Industry
    10 mins
  • Rulemaking
    18 mins
  • Roles
    35 mins
  • Civil Actions
    43 mins
  • Enforcement manual
    53 mins
  • Investigations
    64 mins
  • MUI Process
    71 mins
  • Action Memo
    82 mins
  • SEC vs. Martin Shreli - Final Order 4/6/2021
    90 mins

Course Description

Rulemaking

The Commission's rulemaking process is intended to ensure that aspects of regulatory changes are analyzed before a change takes effect. A need for rulemaking can be identified internally by the Commission or externally by Congress, another government agency, private industry or the general public.

The rulemaking process usually begins with a rule proposal. , If the Commission approves the rule proposal, it is then presented to the public (through publication in the Federal Register and on the Commission's website) for a specified period of time.  The public's input is considered as a final rule is crafted. Rules are adopted by a vote of the full Commission.

The Office of the Secretary (OS) reviews rules for compliance with Federal Register requirements, sends related documents to various agencies involved in the process, issues official rulemaking documents, coordinates Commission approval of rules, and maintains certain rule related files. OS also receives and organizes public comments and then forwards them to the Office of Filings and Information Services (OFIS) and to the relevant division staff.

The Division of Enforcement was created in August 1972 to consolidate enforcement activities that previously had been handled by the various operating divisions at the Commission's headquarters in Washington. The Commission's enforcement staff conducts investigations into possible violations of the federal securities laws, and litigates the Commission's civil enforcement proceedings in the federal courts and in administrative proceedings.

Enforcement

The Commission's mandate is to protect investors. The Commission is not authorized to act on behalf of individual investors. The Commission can bring a variety of administrative proceedings, which are heard by hearing officers and the Commission. One type of proceeding, for a cease and desist order, may be instituted against any person who violates the federal securities laws. With respect to regulated entities (e.g., brokers, dealers and investment advisers) and their employees, the Commission may institute administrative proceedings to, among other things, revoke or suspend registration, or to impose bars or suspensions from employment. In both cease-and-desist proceedings and administrative proceedings against regulated persons, the Commission is authorized, among other things, to order the payment of civil penalties and disgorgement of ill-gotten gains. 

Topics Covered

This session is to provide an understanding of the SEC’s responsibilities related to rulemaking and enforcement of rules related to the financial markets.  We will examine the rulemaking process and the enforcement process that all accountants and auditors must understand to ensure proper compliance with SEC laws.


This Online Accounting CPE Course is one of the best courses for Accountants and Approved for CPE Credits for CPA,CMA,CIA & Others. It's a Part of Series:

SEC Segment 1: SEC Authority and Responsibilities

SEC Segment 2: SEC Mandates and Objectives

SEC Segment 3: Focus on Regulation S-K, S-X and Form 8-K

SEC Segment 4: SEC Reporting Focus on 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K

SEC Segment 5: Enforcement and Rulemaking

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of the process utilized by the SEC in rule making including the roles played by Market Regulation (MR), Corporate Finance (CF) or Investment Management (IM), the rulemaking divisions as well as the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and Office of Economic Analysis (OEA).
  • Overview of the SEC Enforcement Division responsibilities.
  • To examine the SEC’s enforcement manual and its role in providing guidance in review of potential violations of federal securities laws.
  • To understand the process of accounting and auditing enforcement releases and administrative proceedings.
  • To examine recent litigation proceedings brought by the SEC division of enforcement.

Recommended For

  • This webinar is recommended for a staff working in accounts or finance department.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Valuation Analysts
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Finance Director
  • Finance Pros
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • VP Finance
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Lynn Fountain, CRMA, CPA (US), CGMA, MBA

Owner, Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training

Lynn Fountain has over 39 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance.  Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies.   In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees.  The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.

Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice.  She has successfully executed on several consulting assignments spanning areas of accounting, risk, ERM and internal audit.  She is a highly sought-after trainer and international speaker and has produced hundreds of courses delivered through seminars, conferences and on-demand training.  She is the author of three separate technical books. 

  • Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”.
  • Leading the Internal Audit Function
  • Ethics and the Internal Auditor’s Dilemma

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials. 


About Company

Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training

www.lynnfountain.net/

Ms. Fountain has become known as an international trainer on topics of Leadership, Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance, Ethics, Business Processes, Bookkeeping, Cybersecurity and Business Issues.  She has over 150 training topics that can be tailored to meet your needs.

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