Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

The PCAOB oversees the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.

Vision

The PCAOB will be a trusted leader that promotes high quality auditing through forward-looking, responsive, and innovative oversight. At all times, we will act with integrity, pursue excellence, operate with effectiveness, embrace collaboration, and demand accountability.

Values

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Integrity

We adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. We engage internally and externally in a manner that is consistent, honest, and fair.

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Excellence

We pursue excellence in all we do. We are committed to further developing the many talents of our people so that we can improve our oversight and operations.

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Effectiveness

We manage our resources effectively and efficiently. We respond to a changing environment by implementing relevant, timely, and innovative solutions to achieve our mission.

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Collaboration

We are dedicated to a culture of collaboration and inclusiveness, which we foster by encouraging openness, accessibility, trust, and respect. We embrace a diverse set of experiences, skills, perspectives, and backgrounds, which enriches our work and enhances the effectiveness of our efforts.

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Accountability

We depend on the diligence and dedication of our people to accomplish our mission and implement our vision. We owe each other our very best effort and expect to be held accountable. We recognize and reward outstanding performance.