PCAOB Launches New Brand and Redesigned Website, Advances Key Strategic Priority

Washington, Dec. 1, 2020

Today the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced that it has launched a new brand and redesigned website, further advancing one of the Board’s key strategic priorities of enhancing transparency and accessibility through proactive stakeholder engagement.

“One of the Board’s top priorities is to enhance external engagement and to provide more useful and clear communications about our oversight activities,” said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke III. “Our new brand and redesigned website represent our commitment to being forward-looking, proactive, and accessible to our stakeholders as we work to drive continuous improvement in audit quality.”

In addition to improving the look and feel of our website, we focused on the following enhancements:

  • User-friendly design: The website provides a more user-friendly format, enabling visitors to find the information they need.
  • Access to information: The website’s revamped search capability helps visitors access PCAOB resources and our AuditorSearch public database, and additional navigation features help users more easily explore the website. New content was added on key topics, and the website consolidates information for audit firms. All of the PCAOB’s historical information continues to be available for public reference.
  • Stakeholder engagement: The website was redesigned with special attention to stakeholders that the PCAOB interacts with regularly. Beyond the website’s information for auditors, we include new or refreshed content and dedicated resource pages for academics, audit committees, investors, and preparers.
  • Timeliness: Throughout the website, new sections with “Recent Updates” and “Related Information” have been added to help readers locate the latest from the PCAOB on key topics.

We welcome feedback on our new look and website, and we invite all interested parties to complete a one-minute survey.