The PCAOB inspects registered public accounting firms to assess compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the rules of the Board, the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and professional standards, in connection with the firm's performance of audits, issuance of audit reports, and related matters involving U.S. companies, other issuers, brokers and dealers.

Recent Inspection News

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Recent Speeches & Statements Related to Inspections

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Board Reports and Statements

Staff Inspection Briefs

The PCAOB staff prepares Inspection Briefs to assist auditors, audit committees, investors, and preparers in understanding the PCAOB inspection process and its results.