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.


    Guide to Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
    This Guide provides an overview of ICFR and discusses management’s responsibility to implement effective ICFR, the audit committee’s responsibility to oversee ICFR, and the auditor’s responsibility to audit ICFR effectiveness.
    Role of the Auditor Workshop Summary
    This workshop further explored themes from the CAQ’s 2011 roundtables on the role of the auditor, in particular, views on auditor involvement with information disclosed by management outside of the audited financial statements.
    In-Depth Guide to Public Company Auditing
    Designed to help investors better understand the external audit process for public companies and role the audit plays in our capital markets including the responsibilities placed on public company auditors.

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    CAQ Anti-Fraud Collaboration Webcast

    View the archive for the April 16, 2014 Anti-Fraud Collaboration Webcast: that was held 2:00 - 3:30 PM.

    Your Role in Sustaining a Culture That Deters Fraud

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    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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