PCAOB Investor Advisory Group to Meet September 9

Washington, Aug. 19, 2015

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced that it will hold a meeting of its Investor Advisory Group on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in Washington.

Topics that the IAG will present to the Board include:

  • An investor survey on matters the PCAOB should consider
  • Investor perspectives on certain PCAOB publications
  • The auditor's evaluation of going concern

In addition, the IAG plans to discuss the May 29, 2015 letter from the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

"Investor protection is a core element of the PCAOB mission," said PCAOB Chairman James R. Doty. "The IAG is a forum for a broad spectrum of professionals to provide views and advice on matters affecting investors and the work of the PCAOB. These meetings are critical to shaping the agenda of the Board."

Topics the IAG has discussed at previous meetings include audit firm practice and transparency; the auditor's report and the role of the auditor; the role, relevancy and value of the audit; global networks and audit firm governance; and audit quality indicators.

Members of the IAG represent a wide range of professionals within the investment community and include individuals who have a demonstrated history of commitment to investor protection.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Army Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Registration will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the meeting beginning at 9 a.m. and running all day. It also will be available via webcast on the PCAOB website.

PCAOB Board Member Steven B. Harris is the IAG Chairman.

More information is available on the Investor Advisory Group page on the PCAOB website.