Information for Educators & Students

Below are links to PCAOB resources and information that may be of interest to educators and academic researchers in the field of auditing.

AuditorSearch: Find Engagement Partners and Other Information

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Through AuditorSearch, educators and researchers may access the names of engagement partners and other accounting firms participating in audits of U.S. public companies by searching the database or downloading the entire data set.

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Research Fellowships

The PCAOB maintains an Economic Research Fellowship Program that is intended to generate high quality publishable economic research on topics of direct relevance to the mission of the PCAOB. The program provides a way for the Board to obtain outside perspectives in analyzing data collected by the PCAOB through its oversight activities. Fellows have the opportunity to engage closely with PCAOB staff in the development of research projects and they serve as a valuable resource to staff economists.

Fellows are generally expected to be in residence at the PCAOB in Washington for the academic year to work with PCAOB staff and other fellows.

More information on Economic Research Fellowships.

PCAOB Scholarship Program

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides that funds generated from the collection of PCAOB monetary penalties must be used to fund a merit scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students in accredited accounting degree programs.

The PCAOB/AAA Annual Meeting

The PCAOB and the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association host an annual meeting for researchers and academics. Past meetings have included discussions on PCAOB standard-setting projects, PCAOB inspections, audits of fair value measurements, audit quality indicators, cognitive biases and professional skepticism, financial statement fraud, and the future of auditing research and education.

The PCAOB/Journal of Accounting Research Conference

The PCAOB, in conjunction with the Journal of Accounting Research, organizes an annual conference to foster high quality economic research on audit-related topics, including the economic impact of auditing and audit regulation on capital markets.