Investor protection lies at the heart of the PCAOB’s statutory mission. We accomplish that mission by promoting high-quality audits through our standard-setting, inspections, and enforcement programs. As part of our mission, we also aim to provide relevant information to investors and to engage with them on PCAOB activities that may be of interest.
The Office of Investor Advocate
The Office of the Investor Advocate was established to help the PCAOB Board incorporate investors’ perspectives in the PCAOB regulatory agenda and enhance the PCAOB's engagement with investors and investor advocates.
Investor Advisory: Exercise Caution With Third-Party Verification/Proof of Reserve Reports
Proof of reserve reports are inherently limited, and customers should exercise extreme caution when relying on them to conclude that there are sufficient assets to meet customer liabilities.
Investor Advisory Group
The Investor Advisory Group has been established by the PCAOB to advise on matters concerning the PCAOB's mission,
including investors' perspectives on key areas of concern and potential emerging issues related to the PCAOB's oversight activities.
Through AuditorSearch, investors may access the names of engagement partners and other accounting firms participating in audits of U.S. public companies by searching the database or downloading the entire data set.