Our mission & values


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 values

At the CAQ, we share a core belief in working together to leverage the skills and strengths of our team. We collaborate to deliver meaningful results and impact those we serve through wisdom, diligence, and creativity. Our values guide our work individually and together, while helping us to consistently maintain our organization’s commitment to balance, quality of life, and a positive nature.

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Equity Equity

Operate with a sense of fairness and consideration for the whole, recognizing that “fair” does not mean “equal”

  • Strive to make impartial decisions
  • Give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
  • Pay attention to others

Collegiality Collegiality

Foster a community built on mutual trust, respect, and kindness

  • Communicate directly, transparently, and considerately
  • Align words and actions
  • Embrace fun and humor

Dedication Dedication

Commit to delivering quality results and making an impact

  • Demonstrate a willingness to go above and beyond
  • Persist in spite of obstacles
  • Follow through to completion

Judgment Judgment

Create an environment that encourages critical thinking and actively seeks and incorporates diversity of thought

  • Seek and consider alternative perspectives
  • Listen actively
  • Encourage¬†healthy debate and support the outcomes

Anti-Fraud Collaboration Logo

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 Logo

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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