Furthermore, the application of SFAS 150 to publicly held
companies is logical, as it seeks to stem the abusive accounting practices that some companies had adopted when dealing with their own shares.
If you are a CPA who works for a publicly held
company, reflect on the CPA peers you know from an industry association or a CalCPA chapter or committee, and recommend one as a candidate for membership on your company's board of directors or audit committee.
Thirty-one instances in which partners or managers owned securities of publicly held
companies for which they personally provided no professional services but which were clients of Coopers & Lybrand.
According to the Court, the transaction should be interpreted as an exchange of all of the shareholder's stock in his wholly owned corporation for 425,000 shares of stock in the publicly held
corporation, followed by a redemption of 125,000 of those shares for the $3,250,000 in cash.
Also, publicly held
companies have been under pressure to boost their bottom lines so their stock prices continue to increase, he said.
I 1990, Pennzoil bought an 80 percent stake in publicly held
Jiffy Lube for $35 million.
We believe, however, that final rules should not become effective until all publicly held
corporations--regardless of yearend--have been afforded a reasonable opportunity to analyze their existing compensation programs, to seek and obtain proper guidance under these rules (or any material modifications to these rules that may be made as a result of taxpayer comments), and to revise their compensation programs.
Performance goals are established by the compensation committee--a committee of two or more outside directors (including any subcommittee) of a publicly held
entity with the authority to establish and administer performance goals and to certify that such goals were attained.
Compensation committee: A compensation committee is the committee of directors--including any subcommittee of directors--of the publicly held
corporation with authority to set and administer performance goals and to certify that performance goals are attained (Regs.
As CPAs choose different forms in which to practice public accounting--such as selling their firms to publicly held
companies--the AICPA is taking steps to make sure the Code of Professional Conduct keeps up with these new developments.