All Inspections Updates

Sep. 20, 2023

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

Information for Investors
Aug. 10, 2023

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

Aug. 3, 2023

The PCAOB is seeking nominations for members of its Investor Advisory Group and Standards and Emerging Issues Advisory Group.

About the PCAOB
Jul. 28, 2023

Investor Bulletin - Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Updates to PCAOB Standards Addressing the Use of Data Analytics by Auditors

Information for Investors
Jul. 25, 2023

Audits with deficiencies rose again in 2022, according to new PCAOB Staff report.

Jul. 19, 2023

The PCAOB has enhanced its website with new ways for investors and others to find and understand information in inspection reports.

Jun. 30, 2023

Investor Bulletin - Opportunity to Comment on PCAOB Proposal on Noncompliance With Laws and Regulations

Information for Investors
Jun. 21, 2023

A new PCAOB staff resource for audit committees aims to facilitate dialogue on the risk of fraud and other topics.

Audit Committees
Jun. 14, 2023

PCAOB staff report: auditors must respond to unique risks of crypto assets, including fraud.

May 10, 2023

The PCAOB has posted its first-ever inspection reports for audit firms located in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Inspections & International
May 2, 2023

The PCAOB enhances the transparency of its inspection reports with new section on auditor independence and more.

Apr. 19, 2023

A new PCAOB staff report provides insights on audits of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and de-SPAC transactions.

Apr. 17, 2023

Investor Bulletin - Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Standard Addressing Core Auditing Principles and Responsibilities

Information for Investors
Apr. 17, 2023

In 2023, the PCAOB’s inspections will prioritize audit risks related to fraud, the financial services sector, and crypto. Read our staff Spotlight to learn more.

Mar. 8, 2023

Investor Advisory - Exercise caution with third-party verification/proof of reserve reports.

Information for Investors
Feb. 2, 2023

The PCAOB expects firms to remedy quality control deficiencies. Read our staff report to learn more.

Dec. 23, 2022

PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams applauds congressional action to shorten the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act’s timeline.

Dec. 8, 2022

Audits with deficiencies increased in 2021, according to a new PCAOB staff report.

Aug. 31, 2022

The PCAOB provides 2021 observations from the target team, a group of inspectors who focus on emerging audit risks and topics.

Aug. 19, 2022

The PCAOB issues annual report on inspections of broker-dealer audits.