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2018 Material Weakness Study (non-IPO companies)

We’re pleased to share the results of our 2018 Material Weakness Study (non-IPO). The results were based on annual filings by SEC registrants.

Sue King

Sue King

Partner, Advisory, KPMG US

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The purpose of this study was to identify the common themes and business process areas associated with material weaknesses (MW) reported by public companies. The report is summarized by the themes causing the material weaknesses and by the top business processes affected by material weaknesses. It includes data trends from 2014 to 2018 (for filings through May 30, 2019). The statistics that follow stem from a study performed by KPMG in the spring of 2019.