Center for Audit Quality - CAQ

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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Recent CAQ Public Policy and Technical Alerts (PPTA)

As part of the Center for Audit Quality's ongoing effort to keep members and stakeholder informed on significant public policy and accounting matters, we are pleased to offer the Public Policy and Technical Alert (PPTA). Each month, the PPTA highlights and examines the regulatory, standard-setting, legislative, and broader financial reporting developments impacting the public company audit profession. View all the latest CAQ Alerts

Most Recent Alerts:

CAQ Alert #2017-03 - SAB Topic 11.M - A Focus on Disclosure for New Accounting Standards

CAQ Public Policy and Technical Alert - May 2017

Audit Quality News

Visit the CAQ Newsroom for all the latest news and updates

Most Recent Headlines:

COMPLIANCE WEEK |06.30.17 - Auditors get Notice to Scrutinize SAB 74 Disclosures

The Center for Audit Quality issued an alert to all public company auditors to remind them that the Securities and Exchange Commission is taking a dim view of vague or...

ACCOUNTINGWEB |06.29.17 - How Audit Committees Can Prepare for New Form AP Rules

The Center for Audit Quality has published a new tool that guides audit committees on various aspects of a new PCAOB rule that requires external auditors to disclose the name...

JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY |06.21.17 - What Audit Committees Need to Know About PCAOB’s Form AP 

The PCAOB’s new rule requiring auditors to disclose the name of the engagement partner and other firms participating in the audit has important implications for audit committees. Audit committees have...


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. Learn more >>

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