The CAQ has standing committees and task forces that each have a different role in enhancing the quality of public company auditing and financial reporting . Below are descriptions of these committees and task forces with links to more information.

International Practices Task Force

The International Practices Task Force (IPTF) is a task force of the SEC Regulations Committee. The IPTF also meets periodically with SEC staff to discuss and focus on international emerging technical accounting and reporting issues relating to SEC rules and regulations. More information on the IPTF including agendas, highlights and discussion documents addressed at joint meetings with SEC staff can be obtained at the IPTF webpage.

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Professional Practice Executive Committee (PPEC)

The CAQ Professional Practice Executive Committee works to provide a forum for member firms to express their views on technical and regulatory matters involving practice before the SEC and the PCAOB. The committee also advocates positions on behalf of member firms and works to enhance the quality of their public company audit practices.

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Research Advisory Board

The Research Advisory Board (RAB) assists the CAQ in achieving its mission by promoting credible and timely research on topics that improve the field of auditing and the audit profession, and by fostering interaction between academia and practice. 

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SEC Regulations Committee

The CAQ SEC Regulations Committee meets periodically with SEC staff to discuss emerging technical accounting and reporting issues relating to SEC rules and regulations. More information on the SEC Regulations Committee including agendas, highlights and discussion documents addressed at joint meetings with SEC staff can be obtained at the SEC Regulations Committee webpage.

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Smaller Firm Task Force

The Smaller Firm Task Force (SFTF) is a task force of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). The mission of the SFTF is to provide a forum for smaller CAQ member firms to express their views, deliberate issues and identify technical and regulatory matters involving smaller firm audit practice before the SEC and the PCAOB.

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