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Accounting Support Fee: Scheme of Independent Funding for U.S. Accounting and Audit Regulators


  • Oleh Pasko

    () (Sumy National Agrarian University)


The issue of funding as an integral part of the problem of ensuring regulatory accounting and auditing bodies independence, have appeared in scientific research relatively recently. The previous funding model, mainly based on voluntary contributions, became obsolete, and modern circumstances required up-to-date solutions that would ensure greater independence of regulators. It were the USA that leaded this process where upon entry into force of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002 a scheme was introduced of independent financing of accounting regulators. The article, mainly by way of historical and monographic methods, has studied legislative and regulatory framework as well as the methodology of calculation and collection of accounting support fee in the United States. The brief characteristic of the U.S. accounting and auditing regulators has been done. The fee administration mechanism and the dynamics of its volumes for the whole period of its existence have been disclosed. The average load on the accounting support fee payers has been determined. It has been emphasized that versatility, simplicity and efficiency of such accounting and audit regulators financing scheme proves the possibility of this scheme application in other jurisdictions.

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  • Oleh Pasko, 2013. "Accounting Support Fee: Scheme of Independent Funding for U.S. Accounting and Audit Regulators," Accounting and Finance, Institute of Accounting and Finance, issue 4, pages 60-70, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:iaf:journl:y:2013:i:4:p:60-70

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    Accounting Support Fee; Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Dodd-Frank Act; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (CEC); Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF); U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board FASB); U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB); Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB);

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    • M42 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Auditing
    • M48 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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