Rebekah Goshorn Jurata Sworn in as PCAOB Board Member

Washington, Nov. 4, 2019

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced that Rebekah Goshorn Jurata was sworn in today as a Board member. The ceremony took place at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

"We welcome Rebekah Jurata to the Board, and look forward to leveraging her vast expertise and background in the capital markets as we work to advance our statutory mission and drive continuous improvement in audit quality," said Chairman William D. Duhnke.

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Board Member Jurata served as a Special Assistant to the President for Financial Policy within the National Economic Council.  She began her career as a staff attorney in the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets and later served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher.  She also served as senior counsel to the House Financial Services Committee and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance Markets at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  In her role at Treasury, she represented the United States government at international forums, including the Financial Stability Board, and worked on international regulatory issues involving banking, securities, commodities, accounting, cybersecurity, fintech, and insurance markets. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside my fellow Board members and dedicated staff as we promote audit quality and advance the Board’s strategic plan,” said Board Member Jurata.  “I strongly believe in the PCAOB’s mission to oversee the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.”

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and the public interest by promoting 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, to promote investor protection.