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

11/15/2018 - 12:53 PCAOB Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan and 2019 Budget
11/12/2018 - 02:28 Torrie Miller Matous Named PCAOB Director of Newly Formed Office of External Affairs
10/31/2018 - 22:02 George Botic Named PCAOB Director of Registration and Inspections
10/31/2018 - 21:48 Liza McAndrew Moberg Named PCAOB Director of International Affairs
10/31/2018 - 07:32 PCAOB Sanctions Deloitte Mexico Partners for Deficiencies and Misrepresentations in Audit of Mexican Subsidiary
10/15/2018 - 19:37 PCAOB Fines Deloitte Canada $350,000 for Failing to Maintain Independence Over Three Consecutive Audits
10/09/2018 - 08:40 Ryan Sack named PCAOB Director of Internal Oversight and Performance Assurance
08/20/2018 - 12:45 PCAOB Report on 2017 Inspections of Broker-Dealer Auditors Shows Audit Deficiencies Remained High, While Fewer Independence Violations Were Found
08/09/2018 - 20:11 PCAOB Seeks Public Comment on its Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan
07/25/2018 - 20:18 PCAOB Announces 332 Scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
07/23/2018 - 20:20 Deputy General Counsel Michael Stevenson Has Left the PCAOB
05/28/2018 - 19:04 Claudius Modesti, Director of Enforcement and Investigations, to Leave PCAOB
05/23/2018 - 21:28 Information Technology Director Nirav Kapadia to Leave PCAOB
05/23/2018 - 20:56 PCAOB Censures and Fines Deloitte $500,000 for Material Accounting Errors It Missed in 3 Consecutive Audits of Jack Henry
05/23/2018 - 19:32 PCAOB Announces Agenda for June 5-6 Standing Advisory Group Meeting
05/21/2018 - 20:39 PCAOB Chief Auditor Martin F. Baumann to Leave the Board
05/17/2018 - 21:15 Helen Munter, Director of Registration and Inspections, to Leave PCAOB after 14 Years of Service
05/09/2018 - 20:30 Former Senior Partners of Deloitte Turkey Sanctioned for Misconduct In Connection with a PCAOB Inspection and Investigation