The SEC has recently signaled a renewed focus on the investigation and prosecution of accounting fraud with the creation of a Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force.  The Task Force will use sophisticated computer algorithms to mine financial filings looking for potential irregularities.  The SEC is expected to take a close look at companies particularly in the technology sector, and at revenue recognition.  The article examines recent public statements and SEC enforcement actions that help provide clues to the SEC’s renewed focus in this area.