Driving improvement in audit quality to protect investors

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board oversees the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers.

2022 PCAOB Accomplishments: Protecting Investors

The PCAOB has three important tools to keep investors protected: enforcement, inspections, and standards. Our Board is currently working to strengthen, enhance, and modernize those tools. In 2022, we made significant progress, including updating standards to meet today’s challenges and record-setting enforcement penalties to deter bad actors.

This series of short videos provides highlights from the PCAOB’s mission-driven efforts to protect investors in 2022. And we are just getting started. 

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Your Tips Help the PCAOB Protect Investors

How can you play a role in helping to protect investors? The public can play a critical role in our enforcement efforts by letting us know when they see something amiss.

PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams explains the different ways you can send tips to the PCAOB. Watch our video to see what types of information are useful to the PCAOB.

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Recent Updates

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Dec. 23, 2022

PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams applauds congressional action to shorten the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act’s timeline.

Dec. 22, 2022

The PCAOB sanctions six firms for failing to make required disclosures.