Board to Hold Forum in Chicago on Auditing in the Small Business Environment

Washington, DC, Nov. 15, 2006

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will host a forum in Chicago, to help bring important information concerning the PCAOB to the small business community. The Forum on Auditing in the Small Business Environment is a program for registered accounting firms in the small business community to learn more about the work of the Board, specifically the PCAOB inspections process and the impact of new auditing standards.

The forum will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on the river walk on Thursday, December 7, 2006. The program will be hosted by Board Member Daniel L. Goelzer and staff from the offices of inspections, enforcement and standards-setting. 

The program will focus on educating smaller registered accounting firms about the Board’s work. Attendees have the opportunity to earn continuing professional education credits. The session will feature a representative from a small registered public accounting firm that has gone through a PCAOB inspection.

Invited participants are auditors from smaller registered public accounting firms. The program is limited to this group in the small business environment because they are most directly impacted by the Board’s oversight responsibilities. The goal of such a format is to ensure that there is ample opportunity for discussion of PCAOB issues facing small business communities between representatives of this sector and Board members and its staff.

While there is no fee charged to participants for these events, pre-registration is required.

For forum registration questions please call (202) 207-9061 or send an email to [email protected].