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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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CAQ Report Highlights How Auditors Can Enhance the Reliability And Comparability of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and KPIs

Washington DC (September 29, 2020) – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) released a new report today that finds external auditors can contribute to the reliability and comparability of non-GAAP financial measures and KPIs – information found outside of the audited financial statements. The report, The Role of the Auditor in Non-GAAP Financial Measures and […]

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CAQ Statement on CII’s Call for Companies to Disclose Sustainability Performance

The Center for Audit Quality applauds the statement by the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) encouraging companies to disclose standardized metrics established by independent, private sector standard setters. The building blocks of reliable, comparable and relevant ESG information begin with a foundation of quality reporting by company management. The challenge for public companies to determine […]

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