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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 Details How Auditors Can Enhance Trust in Company-Prepared Cybersecurity Disclosures

Washington DC, October 27 – Today, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) released a new report revealing how the auditor’s role can evolve beyond public company financial statements to enhance the reliability of company-prepared cybersecurity disclosures. Auditor involvement can better meet the changing needs of investors, senior management, boards of directors, and other stakeholders, especially in […]

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New Report Reveals Public Companies Continue to Increase Audit Committee Disclosures in Proxy Statements

Public companies and audit committees should consider accelerating the trend of increasing disclosures to build investor confidence in capital markets during this time of uncertainty. Washington, DC (October 12, 2020) – New data shows that public companies continue to increase the level of audit committee disclosures in proxy statements but lag behind in a few […]

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