CAQ Statement on Departure of Wesley R. Bricker from the SEC and Appointment of Sagar Teotia as SEC Acting Chief Accountant

Washington, DC – Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Executive Director Julie Bell Lindsay issued the following statement in response to the news from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Chief Accountant Wesley R. Bricker will leave the SEC in June and that Sagar Teotia will step in as Acting Chief Accountant: “In his […]


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 […]


CAQ Statement on Proposed SEC Rulemaking to Amend Accelerated Filer Definition

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) issued the following statement from Executive Director Julie Bell Lindsay on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposal to amend the “accelerated filer” definition, with the effect of potentially reducing the number of companies subject to the auditor attestation requirement related to internal control over financial […]


CAQ Tool Helps Audit Committees Oversee Implementation of New Credit Losses Standard

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has released a new tool designed to help audit committees exercise their oversight responsibilities as companies implement a new credit losses accounting standard that begins to take effect in January 2020. “The new standard has broad implications and will fundamentally change how companies account for credit […]


CAQ and AAA Auditing Section Announce 2019 Awards for Access to Audit Personnel Program

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) have made four new awards under the Access to Audit Personnel Program. Now in its seventh year, the program connects academics with audit practitioners to participate in research projects. “The CAQ and its member firms are […]