All Audit Committee Updates

Oct. 24, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned Smythe LLP for improper use of unregistered firms in four audits.

Enforcement
Oct. 12, 2023

The PCAOB staff has issued a new resource to address high and increasing rates of audit deficiencies related to engagement quality reviews.

Inspections
Oct. 4, 2023

The PCAOB announces the agenda for the October 10 meeting of its Investor Advisory Group.

About the PCAOB
Sep. 28, 2023

The PCAOB has adopted a new standard for the auditor’s use of confirmation.

Standards
Sep. 28, 2023

A new Spotlight publication provides highlights from conversations with more than 200 audit committee chairs that PCAOB staff held in 2022.

Audit Committees
Sep. 26, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned BDO USA, P.C. and two of its partners for violations of PCAOB rules and audit standards.

Enforcement
Sep. 22, 2023

The PCAOB will hold an open meeting at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 28, 2023, to consider adoption of a new standard for the auditor’s use of confirmation.

Standards
Sep. 21, 2023

On October 26, 2023, the PCAOB will livestream its Forum on Auditing in the Small Business Environment and on Auditing Broker-Dealers.

Broker-Dealers & Small Businesses
Sep. 20, 2023

Investor Bulletin - Opportunity to Comment on Proposal to Strengthen Accountability for Contributing to an Audit Firm’s Violations

Information for Investors
Sep. 19, 2023

The PCAOB has issued a proposal to strengthen accountability for contributing to firm violations.

Standards
Sep. 14, 2023

The PCAOB will hold an open meeting on September 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. ET to consider issuing for public comment a proposal to amend the Board’s rule on contributory liability for firm violations.

Standards
Sep. 12, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned K.R. Margetson Ltd. and Keith R. Margetson for violating PCAOB audit and quality control standards.

Enforcement
Aug. 29, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned Warren Averett, LLC for auditor independence and quality control violations.

Enforcement
Aug. 17, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned AJ Robbins, CPA, LLC and Allan Jeffrie Robbins, CPA for violations of various PCAOB rules and standards.

Enforcement
Aug. 11, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned three audit firms for failing to report required information to the PCAOB.

Enforcement
Aug. 10, 2023

The PCAOB’s report on 2022 broker-dealer audits provides recommended actions to address rising deficiency rates.

Inspections
Aug. 10, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned RAM Associates & Company LLC and owner for quality control and other violations.

Enforcement
Aug. 9, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned Ciro E. Adams, CPA, LLC and its engagement partner for violations of audit standards in multiple issuer audits.

Enforcement
Aug. 9, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned Blue & Co., LLC for auditor independence and quality control violations.

Enforcement
Aug. 8, 2023

The PCAOB has sanctioned K G Somani & Co. LLP and engagement partner for violations of audit and quality control standards.

Enforcement