Investor protection lies at the heart of the PCAOB’s statutory mission. We accomplish that mission by promoting high-quality audits through our standard-setting, inspections, and enforcement programs. As part of our mission, we also aim to provide relevant information to investors and to engage with them on PCAOB activities that may be of interest.
The Office of Investor Advocate
The Office of the Investor Advocate was established to help the PCAOB Board incorporate investors’ perspectives in the PCAOB regulatory agenda and enhance the PCAOB's engagement with investors and investor advocates.
Investor Bulletin: Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Updates to PCAOB Standards Addressing the Use of Data Analytics by Auditors
The PCAOB Office of the Investor Advocate is alerting investors to the opportunity to comment on a PCAOB proposal to revise certain auditing standards to specifically address the growing use of data analysis in the audit. Investors have pointed to the use of data analytics as an area of concern and one that updated PCAOB standards could benefit.
Investor Advisory Group
The Investor Advisory Group has been established by the PCAOB to advise on matters concerning the PCAOB's mission,
including investors' perspectives on key areas of concern and potential emerging issues related to the PCAOB's oversight activities.
Through AuditorSearch, investors may access the names of engagement partners and other accounting firms participating in audits of U.S. public companies by searching the database or downloading the entire data set.