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Statement on Appointment of New PCAOB Board

Monday, November 8, 2021

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 investors and strengthening audit quality. We congratulate the new board and look forward to continued audit improvement under its leadership.

“The Center for Audit Quality strongly believes in the value of an independent PCAOB as a critical component in maintaining strong public company audits in the U.S.,” said Julie Bell Lindsay, CEO of the Center for Audit Quality. “We look forward to ongoing dialogue with the new board on issues impacting audit quality.”