Director of the PCAOB’s Office of Internal Oversight and Performance Assurance Five-Year Term Concludes

With Director Ryan Sack’s Term Ending, Brian Janda named Acting Director

Washington, DC, Sep. 29, 2023

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced the conclusion of the Office of Internal Oversight and Performance Assurance (IOPA) Director Ryan Sack’s five-year term. Brian Janda, IOPA’s Deputy Director, has been named the office’s Acting Director while the Board continues the recruitment process for a new IOPA Director. 

By charter, the IOPA Director serves a five-year term to promote the objectivity of the office, which provides independent assurance on the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of PCAOB programs and operations. During Mr. Sack’s tenure, IOPA completed numerous performance reviews and made significant strides in developing its capabilities. 

“Ryan Sack‘s leadership has raised the bar for the PCAOB’s internal oversight function, and his work will leave a lasting impact on the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of our operations,” said Chair Erica Y. Williams. “We thank Ryan for his service, and we are pleased that Brian Janda will bring his experience and expertise to the Acting IOPA Director role.”

“I am proud of all the work that IOPA has done over the past five years to provide the Board with insights on ways to achieve key objectives and improve effectiveness,” said Mr. Sack.

Prior to joining the PCAOB in 2019, Mr. Janda worked at Northrop Grumman, leading the Launch Vehicles Division’s Government Compliance function. He has also held various internal audit, accounting, and information technology roles at other commercial organizations. A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, Mr. Janda earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in accountancy from Brigham Young University.

“I thank the Board for the opportunity to lead the talented IOPA team as we strive to ensure the success of the PCAOB’s programs and operations,” said Mr. Janda.


About the PCAOB

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.


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