PCAOB Solicits Nominations for Investor Advisory Group

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is soliciting nominations for members of its Investor Advisory Group for the 2015-2018 three-year term. The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2015.

Members of the IAG represent a broad spectrum of the investment community and include individuals who have a demonstrated history of commitment to investor protection.

"Given the Board's mission of investor protection, the advice and insights provided by the IAG members are an important driver to our agenda," said James R. Doty, PCAOB Chairman.

The Board established the IAG in July 2009 as a forum for those representing investors to provide the Board with views and advice on matters affecting investors and the work of the PCAOB. Recent topics the IAG has discussed include auditor reporting, audit firm transparency, going concern and audit firm governance. More information is available on the Investor Advisory Group page on the PCAOB website.

"The recommendations of the IAG have made a difference in the Board's work and help the Board to fulfill its mission to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports," said Steven B. Harris, PCAOB Board Member and IAG Chairman. "The IAG has also helped the Board establish its priorities."

Nominations, including self-nominations, are sought every three years, and may be submitted by any person or organization. The nomination forms are available at the links below.

  • Nominee Form — Use this form to nominate yourself to serve on the IAG
  • Nominator Form — Use this form to nominate an individual to serve on the IAG

Membership in the advisory group is personal to the member, and the duties and responsibilities of the member cannot be delegated to others. Members are subject to certain sections of the Boards Ethics Code, as provided in PCAOB Rule 3700, Advisory Groups.

Questions concerning the nomination process should be directed to Tope Folarin, Special Assistant to PCAOB Board Member and IAG Chairman Steven B. Harris, at investoradvisorygroup@pcaobus.org or 202-591-4318.