The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets by fostering high quality performance by public company auditors; convening and collaborating with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention; and advocating policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions.

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CAQ Approach to Audit Quality Indicators
Released in April 2014, the CAQ Approach to Audit Quality Indicators represents a two-year effort by the Center for Audit Quality, with its member firms, to develop perspectives regarding which indicators may be most relevant and how and to whom they should be communicated. The paper sets forth in detail the CAQ approach to communicating these indicators, which will be pilot tested by CAQ member firms with select audit committees.
Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action
A product of the Audit Committee Collaboration, Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action is built on the premise that those with a stake in our financial markets should understand and have confidence in the audit committee’s work. The report includes examples of emerging, voluntary practices of strengthened audit committee disclosures, and cites studies that have examined recent trends in these practices.
CAQ Year in Review 2013
The Year in Review covers the CAQ’s key activities and accomplishments in support of public company audit quality. Among other topics, the report highlights the CAQ's work to help public company auditors improve their effectiveness, its support for independent research, its collaborative efforts around fighting financial reporting fraud and working with audit committees, and its engagement with regulators on many key issues including the auditor’s report, audit quality indicators, and the going concern model.

Recent CAQ Webcast 

Anti-Fraud Collaboration Webcast

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Deterring Financial Fraud: What Else Can Be Done?
July 16, 2015


Benefits of CAQ Membership

The CAQ serves as a resource for member firms, supporting their public company audit practices, offering useful information and a vital forum for addressing issues affecting the profession.

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Recent CAQ Alerts 

CAQ Alert #2015-4, Audit Committee Dialogue, May 8, 2015

CAQ Alert #2015-03, New Educational Video Promotes the Call to Action, May 7, 2015

 CAQ Alert #2015-2CAQ First Quarter 2014 Accounting and Auditing Update , April 3, 2015


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