James G. Kaiser Sworn in Today as PCAOB Board Member

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced that James G. Kaiser was sworn in today as a Board member.  The ceremony took place at the Securities and Exchange Commission, making him the fourth new member to join the board this year.

“Jim Kaiser is a seasoned executive, known for his deep understanding of global business operations and the auditing profession,” said Chairman William D. Duhnke. "He brings a wealth of experience and is a welcome addition to our board. We look forward to working with him.”

Board Member Kaiser, a certified public accountant, joins the PCAOB after retiring from PricewaterhouseCoopers after 38 years, including 28 years as an audit partner.  From 2015 until he retired in 2018, he was a member of the PwC Global Assurance Executive Leadership Team that developed the firm’s global strategy for the audit and assurance business, including its global digital audit strategy, and he led the transformation of PwC’s audit software platform.

Since 2014, he also served as the Global Assurance Methodology & Transformation Leader, where he led the firm's efforts to drive innovation in auditing and was responsible for its adherence to international auditing standards. Earlier, he was the lead audit partner, serving both large and complex global companies as well as emerging growth companies.

“The PCAOB plays an essential role in our global capital markets and it is an honor and privilege for me to serve on the board of this important organization,” said Board Member Kaiser. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to continue the PCAOB mission of protecting the interest of investors and enhancing audit quality.”

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.