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Auditors Can Bring Trust, Confidence, and Reliability to Currently Unaudited Corporate Reporting

Expanding the role of auditors beyond financial statements would benefit investors, capital markets Washington, DC – Auditors are uniquely qualified to enhance confidence in a wide range of company-prepared information outside financial statements, according the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). In a white paper entitled The Role of Auditors in Company-Prepared Information: Present and Future, […]

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Survey: Confidence in US Markets and Public Company Auditors Stays Strong

Washington, DC – The percentage of US retail investors expressing confidence that public company auditors are effective in their investor protection roles has climbed to 83%, according to the 2019 Main Street Investor Survey. The annual Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) poll captures the views of US retail investors with at least $10,000 invested in […]

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CAQ Announces 2019 Grants to Fund Academic Research in Auditing

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has awarded five new grants to fund independent academic research on projects of interest to the auditing profession. Over the past 11 years, the CAQ has provided funding for 44 such projects through its Research Advisory Board (RAB) grant program. “Independent academic research can have a […]

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Report Reveals Audit Committee Disclosures in Proxy Statements Continue to Increase

Public company disclosures increased in several areas – including cybersecurity and non-audit services – while opportunities remain to increase transparency for the benefit of investors Washington, DC (November 10, 2021) – New data from the Center for Audit Quality and Audit Analytics’ report, 2021 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer, shows that overall audit committees continue to […]

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Statement on Appointment of New PCAOB Board

Washington, DC, November 8, 2021 –The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is critical to audit quality in the U.S. The profession shares the PCAOB’s commitment to informative, accurate and independent audits. To that end, the CAQ applauds the appointment of a new board to lead the PCAOB and fulfill its important purpose of protecting […]

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