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Our Mission

Our Mission

Protecting Investors

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board oversees the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.

James Doty, Chairman

James Doty, Chairman

Civility, Creativity, and Integrity: The Privilege of True Public Service

I was privileged to be appointed Chairman of the PCAOB in early 2011, and I consider it a privilege to come to work here every day.

The sense of privilege comes from knowing that our work—no matter what our office or title—is a true public service—a calling, if you will—to protect the investors who put their trust and money in our capital markets.

I believe that service is best performed by motivated individuals. We work hard to see that the PCAOB offers compensation and benefits commensurate with our employees' experience and their important work.

The reward for me is the opportunity to associate with highly intelligent, dedicated professionals. I have never worked with a group that demonstrates more civility, creativity and integrity than the people here at the PCAOB.

I hope you will find the same satisfaction by joining the PCAOB.

Our Vision

The PCAOB seeks to be a model regulatory organization. Using innovative and cost-effective tools, the PCAOB aims to improve audit quality, reduce the risks of auditing failures in the U.S. public securities market and promote public trust in both the financial reporting process and auditing profession.

Join our mission to protect investors.