PCAOB Announces Webinar for Audit Committee Members

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced that it will host a webinar for audit committee members at 2 pm on Wednesday, July 8.

“Audit committees are on the front lines of promoting audit quality, which is why one of the Board’s strategic priorities is to interact more often and more directly with them,” said Chairman William D. Duhnke. “This webinar for audit committee members is a first for the PCAOB, and we look forward to the opportunity to further engage.”

The session will provide an overview of: 

  • the PCAOB’s new inspection reports;
  • auditing and inspecting audits in the COVID-19 environment;
  • new and recent auditing standards activity (e.g., estimates, specialists, critical audit matters, and systems of quality control);
  • data and technology; and
  • audience Q&A.

Speakers will include PCAOB Chairman Duhnke, Chief Auditor Megan Zietsman, Deputy Director of Inspections Christine Gunia, and Stakeholder Liaison Erin Dwyer.

Registration

The webinar is open to public company audit committee members. There is no fee to attend, but advanced registration is required. Please email the PCAOB’s stakeholder liaison Erin Dwyer at dwyere@pcaobus.org for registration instructions.

We encourage participants to submit questions in advance of the webinar to Erin or contact her with any questions or if you need assistance.