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.

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Investor Bulletin: Opportunity to Comment on Proposal to Strengthen Accountability for Contributing to an Audit Firm’s Violations

The PCAOB Office of the Investor Advocate is alerting investors to the opportunity to comment on the PCAOB’s proposed amendments to PCAOB Rule 3502 governing contributory liability.

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Investor Advisory Group

The Investor Advisory Group (IAG) 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.

Investor Advisory Group

AuditorSearch

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.

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Recent Updates

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Feb. 22, 2024

The PCAOB will hold an open meeting on Feb. 27, 2024, to consider a proposed rule that would prohibit auditors from making false or misleading statements about PCAOB registration and oversight.

Rulemaking
Feb. 21, 2024

Imposing $2 million in fines, PCAOB sanctions WithumSmith+Brown, PC for pervasive quality control violations involving SPAC audits.

Enforcement