Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ( PCAOB )


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About Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a private-sector, non-profit corporation created by the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, a 2002 United States federal law, to oversee the auditors of public companies. Its stated purpose is to "protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports". Although a private entity, the PCAOB has many government-like regulatory functions, making it in some ways similar to the private "self-regulatory organizations" (SROs) which regulate stock markets, broker-dealers, etc. in the United States. In conversation, the PCAOB is often pronounced "peekaboo".

PCAOB press release, blog etc

08/20/2018 - 13:45 PCAOB Report on 2017 Inspections of Broker-Dealer Auditors Shows Audit Deficiencies Remained High, While Fewer Independence Violations Were Found
08/09/2018 - 21:11 PCAOB Seeks Public Comment on its Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan
07/25/2018 - 21:18 PCAOB Announces 332 Scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
07/23/2018 - 21:20 Deputy General Counsel Michael Stevenson Has Left the PCAOB
05/28/2018 - 20:04 Claudius Modesti, Director of Enforcement and Investigations, to Leave PCAOB
05/23/2018 - 22:28 Information Technology Director Nirav Kapadia to Leave PCAOB
05/23/2018 - 21:56 PCAOB Censures and Fines Deloitte $500,000 for Material Accounting Errors It Missed in 3 Consecutive Audits of Jack Henry
05/23/2018 - 20:32 PCAOB Announces Agenda for June 5-6 Standing Advisory Group Meeting
05/21/2018 - 21:39 PCAOB Chief Auditor Martin F. Baumann to Leave the Board
05/17/2018 - 22:15 Helen Munter, Director of Registration and Inspections, to Leave PCAOB after 14 Years of Service
05/09/2018 - 21:30 Former Senior Partners of Deloitte Turkey Sanctioned for Misconduct In Connection with a PCAOB Inspection and Investigation
04/30/2018 - 22:14 General Counsel Gordon Seymour to Leave PCAOB
04/16/2018 - 21:41 PCAOB Seeks Input into its 2018-2022 Strategic Planning Through a Public Survey
04/09/2018 - 20:57 PCAOB Announces 2018 Forums on Auditing in the Small Business Environment and on Auditing Broker-Dealers
04/08/2018 - 19:52 Duane M. DesParte is Sworn in as PCAOB Board Member
02/28/2018 - 21:15 James G. Kaiser Sworn in Today as PCAOB Board Member
01/31/2018 - 23:45 PCAOB Board Member J. Robert Brown Sworn into Office Today
05/16/2017 - 11:01 PCAOB Announces June 6 Webinar for Auditors of Broker-Dealers on Auditing Related Party Transactions