Officials of Japan’s Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board (CPAAOB) journeyed to Washington, D.C. in early April for a series of meetings with global audit regulators and accounting profession leaders.
While in our nation’s capital, the CPAAOB’s Chair, Kunio Chiyoda, PhD, and Secretary General Kiyotaka Sasaki visited the American Institute of CPAs and met with Director of Congressional & Political Affairs Brady King. They engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of federal public policy related to accounting and auditing issues.
Chiyoda and Sasaki were among the delegates from more than 40 countries who gathered in Washington for the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators’ 14th plenary meeting to share insights and discuss key issues of interest to audit regulators.
Since its establishment in 2004, the CPAAOB has worked to improve investors' confidence in capital markets by raising the quality and reliability of audits by CPAs, and thus improving fairness and transparency in Japan's capital markets.
Pictured left to right are: Kiyotaka Sasaki, Secretary General, Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board (CPAAOB); AICPA Director of Congressional & Political Affairs Brady King and Kunio Chiyoda, PhD, Chair, CPAAOB.