Chief Auditor and Director of Professional Standards
Office of the Chief Auditor
Martin F. Baumann is the PCAOB chief auditor and director of professional standards. He joined the PCAOB in 2006, and served as director of the Office of Research and Analysis from 2007 to 2009, before becoming chief auditor. Prior to joining the PCAOB, Baumann spent three years as executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Freddie Mac, where he was responsible for accounting and reporting, corporate planning, taxation, and capital management. He led the effort to complete Freddie Mac's restatement and improve its financial reporting. Earlier, Baumann spent 33 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in positions spanning partner, deputy chairman of the World Financial Services practice, and Global Banking Leader.
He earned a B.A. in accounting from Queens College and an MBA in finance from Baruch College. He completed Columbia Business School's Executive MBA Program. He is a certified public accountant.