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Denham was a founding member of the Independence Standards Board, which in 1997 was established jointly by the AICPA and the SEC to develop independence standards for auditors of SEC registrants.
INDEPENDENCE OF EXTERNAL AUDITORS The Independence Standards Board (ISB) was created in 1997 through an agreement between the SEC and the AICPA and was disbanded in July 2001 after finishing its work, most of which was incorporated into the SEC's new auditor independence rules adopted in November 2000.
The proposal embraces an engagement-team focused approach to independence which extends to those who can influence the engagement, an approach already supported by other independence standard-setters and regulators, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Independence Standards Board, and International Federation of Accountants.
This has now been referred to the SEC's Independence Standards Board (ISB) from which a decision is expected by spring 2000.
Small Firms and the Independence Standards Board In recent years, the SEC has expressed concern about the rapid expansion of consulting services offered by accounting firms.
He was formerly a member of the Independence Standards Board, created by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to review and update rules regarding auditor independence, and the 1999 Blue Ribbon Committee on Improving the Effectiveness of Corporate Audit Committees.
In l990, he became a member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, where he served a term as Midwest Regional Director and also as a member of various committees, including service on an advisory working group to the newly-organized Independence Standards Board, the Ethics Committee, and an extended term on the By-Laws Committee until the year 2000.
The Board oversaw and reported on the programs of the SEC Practice Section (SECPS) of the AICPA, the Auditing Standards Board, and the Independence Standards Board.