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Our Mission

The CAQ is dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets by:

  • Fostering high-quality performance by public company auditors
  • Convening and collaborating with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention
  • Advocating policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions

An autonomous, nonpartisan, and nonprofit public policy advocacy organization, the CAQ guides and supports the public company auditing profession as it does its vital work worldwide. Learn more about who we are and what we do here.

Our Vision

The Center for Audit Quality is the recognized leader – inside and outside of the profession – on all things public company auditing: resource provider, thought leader, and convener.

Our Values


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The goal of the Anti-Fraud Collaboration is to promote the deterrence and detection of financial reporting fraud through the development of thought leadership, awareness programs, educational opportunities, and other related resources.

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Discover Audit is an initiative of the Center for Audit Quality aimed at introducing the exciting and dynamic world of public company auditing to the next generation.

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