Division of Registration and Inspections
George Botic is the Director of the Division of Registration and Inspections, which includes the Global Network Firm Inspection Program, the Non-Affiliate Firm Inspection Program, the Broker-Dealer Auditor Interim Inspection Program, and the registration program.
He oversees the registration and inspection of all domestic and foreign accounting firms that audit public companies whose securities trade in the U.S., as well as all broker-dealer audits.
From 2003 when he joined the PCAOB until 2014, Mr. Botic was a Deputy Director in the division, where he led the Non-Affiliated Firm Inspection Program for domestic and non-U.S. registered accounting firms. He also oversaw the inspection reporting for all triennially inspected firms. Mr. Botic served as the division's representative in all matters related to international regulatory relations, working closely with the Office of International Affairs.
From January to May 2018, Mr. Botic was Director of the Office of International Affairs, where he oversaw the PCAOB's efforts to negotiate and implement cooperative arrangements with non-U.S. auditor oversight bodies and represents the PCAOB in bilateral and multilateral meetings with non-U.S. governments and regulators.
He served as special advisor to PCAOB Chairman James R. Doty from 2014 to January 2018, advising the chairman on all matters that came before the Board for decision. He was also involved with international, cross-border inspection efforts and the development of regulatory policy for the PCAOB.
Before joining the PCAOB, Mr. Botic was a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Washington office. During 13 years at PwC, he conducted audits of numerous public and private companies in a variety of industries and assisted companies in going public. Mr. Botic is a graduate of Shepherd University and received a Master of Accountancy from Virginia Tech.
Recent Speeches and Statements by Director Botic
Protecting Investors through Change
AICPA Conference on SEC and PCAOB Developments
Dec. 12, 2018