Opportunities to Enhance Audit Committee Disclosure Highlighted in New CAQ/Audit Analytics Report

Washington, DC – Although growth has been steady in the amount of information provided in audit committee disclosures, significant opportunities continue to exist to enhance transparency in this area, according to the 2019 edition of the Audit Committee Transparency Barometer. A report issued jointly by the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and Audit Analytics, the […]


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 […]


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 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 […]