This excerpt taken from the AAPL DEF 14A filed Mar 13, 2006.
Review with Management and the independent auditor:
The Corporations annual audited financial statements, and related footnotes, and quarterly unaudited financial statements, including the disclosures under
Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, prior to filing the Corporations Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, respectively, with the SEC.
The independent auditors audit of the annual financial statements and their report thereon.
The accompanying Management Letter and any reports with respect to interim periods.
Any major changes to the Corporations accounting principals and practices.
Any significant changes required in the independent auditors audit plan.
Any difficulties or disputes with Management encountered during the course of the audit.
Other matters related to the conduct of the audit that are to be communicated to the Committee under Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
Review with Management, the independent auditors, and the Corporations counsel, as appropriate, any legal and regulatory matters that may have a material impact on the
financial statements, related compliance policies, and programs and reports received from regulators.
Review and discuss earnings press releases prior to public disclosure.
Provide a report for inclusion in the Corporations proxy statement in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC.
Oversee compliance with the requirements of the SEC for disclosure of auditors services and audit committee member qualifications and activities.
Discuss with the independent auditors the financial statements and audit findings, including any significant adjustments, Management judgments and accounting estimates, significant
new accounting policies and disagreements with Management and any other matters described in SAS No. 61, as may be modified or supplemented.