PCAOB Announces Webinar for Investors on International Issues

Washington, May 19, 2021

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced that it will host a webinar for investors addressing international issues, including our recent proposed rule relating to the PCAOB’s responsibilities under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act. We will answer questions about our rulemaking, provide an overview of our cooperation agreements with foreign audit regulators, and discuss how we conduct international inspections.

The one-hour webinar will take place at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on June 10, 2021.

The webinar will cover:

  • PCAOB international inspections;
  • The PCAOB’s proposed rule, now open for public comment, related to the PCAOB’s responsibilities under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act;
  • How investors can determine if the PCAOB is blocked from inspecting non-U.S. audit firms;
  • Differences in U.S. and international regulatory regimes; and
  • Q&A from the audience.

Speakers will include Acting Chairperson Duane M. DesParte, Board Member Rebekah Goshorn Jurata, Board Member Megan Zietsman, Director of the Office of International Affairs Liza McAndrew Moberg, and Stakeholder Liaison Erin Dwyer.

Registration

The webinar is open to members of the investor community. Advanced registration is required. Press are also welcome to attend. Please email Erin Dwyer at [email protected] for registration instructions. Participants are also encouraged to submit questions to Erin in advance of the webinar.

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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.

Contact

PCAOB Office of External Affairs
[email protected]