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.

2022 PCAOB Accomplishments: Enhancing Our Inspections

To protect investors, the PCAOB is working to enhance our inspections.  Each year on average, the PCAOB inspects over 200 audit firms and reviews over 800 audits from across the globe to ensure they are following our standards. Inspections are one of the most important tools the PCAOB has to protect investors. They make sure investors can trust the information they receive. And they shine a light on problems that can lead to investigations and enforcement actions.

Our inspections team is constantly adjusting to be responsive to new and emerging risks across the globe to ensure our inspections meet the challenges of today’s global economy.

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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

Dec. 23, 2022

PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams applauds congressional action to shorten the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act’s timeline.

International
Dec. 22, 2022

The PCAOB sanctions six firms for failing to make required disclosures.

Enforcement