Research and Standard-Setting Projects
PCAOB staff identifies current or emerging audit issues, develops a research agenda, and works on standard-setting projects.
Learn more about our standard-setting process .
Status: The staff is assessing whether there is a need for guidance, changes to PCAOB standards, or other regulatory actions in light of the increased use of technology-based tools by auditors and preparers. Learn more.
Status: The staff is obtaining and analyzing information to develop a recommendation. Learn more.
Status: The staff is analyzing comments received in response to the concept release and determining next steps. Learn more.
Status: The staff is analyzing comments from the 2017 supplemental request for comment, and determining next steps. Learn more.
Status: The Board approved amendments to the PCAOB’s independence requirements on November 19, 2020 and the SEC approved the Board’s amendments on January 14, 2021. The amendments take effect June 9, 2021. Learn more.