Driving improvement in audit quality to protect investors

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board oversees the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers.

Protecting Investors in 2023

In 2023, we made significant progress, including modernizing our standards and rules to meet today’s challenges, enhancing our inspections to meet the challenges of today’s global economy, and issuing record-setting enforcement penalties for the second straight year to deter bad actors.

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Your Tips Help the PCAOB Protect Investors

How can you play a role in helping to protect investors? The public can play a critical role in our enforcement efforts by letting us know when they see something amiss.

PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams explains the different ways you can send tips to the PCAOB. Watch our video to see what types of information are useful to the PCAOB.

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Recent Updates

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Feb. 22, 2024

The PCAOB will hold an open meeting on Feb. 27, 2024, to consider a proposed rule that would prohibit auditors from making false or misleading statements about PCAOB registration and oversight.

Feb. 21, 2024

Imposing $2 million in fines, PCAOB sanctions WithumSmith+Brown, PC for pervasive quality control violations involving SPAC audits.