Tag Archives: PCAOB Chairman James R. Doty

PCAOB Transparency Bill Back

State Board Report May 2015 Once again a bill, that would make hearings by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and all related notices, orders and motions transparent and available to the public unless otherwise ordered by the PCAOB, was introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on April 23.…

PCAOB’s Doty Thanks NASBA for Help

State Board Report November 2014 As envisioned by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the State Boards of Accountancy “create a regime of professionalism,” PCAOB Chair James R. Doty told the NASBA Annual Meeting on November 3. He thanked NASBA Past Chair Gaylen Hansen for his six years of service…

NASBA Meets with PCAOB

State Board Report September 2014 The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board met with NASBA Chair Carlos E. Johnson (OK), Past Chair Gaylen R. Hansen (CO), Director-at-Large Donald H. Burkett (SC), President Ken L. Bishop and Executive Vice President Colleen Conrad on August 12, 2014, in Washington, D.C. PCAOB members James R. Doty (Chairman), Lewis H.…

PCAOB Re-Proposes Partner Signatures

State Board Report December 2013 In 2005 the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Committee began discussing the need for disclosing the name of the audit partner in the auditor’s report. After much study, analysis and discussion, the PCAOB has again released for public comment amendments to the PCAOB’s auditing standards that would require…

PCAOB and Chinese Sign MOU

State Board Report June 2013 The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Finance have entered into a memorandum of understanding that establishes a framework for the production and exchange of audit documents relevant to investigations in both the U.S. and China. It sets out a mechanism…

Doty Addresses CPT/Baruch Conference

State Board Report December 2012 Audit costs have become a commodity, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Chairman James R. Doty told the CUNY Baruch College “Ensuring Integrity: 7th Annual Audit Conference,” held November 29 and co-sponsored by the NASBA Center for the Public Trust. Citing the stagnation of audit fees, while the large audit firms’…

SEC Continues to Press D&T Shanghai

State Board Report June 2012 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought an enforcement action against Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. (D&T Shanghai) on May 9, 2012, which was followed by Chinese regulators issuing rules that require the Chinese affiliates of the large international accounting firms to move control of those affiliates to partners who…

House Subcommittee Ponders Oversight

State Board Report April 2012 Whether or not the PCAOB should have the authority to require auditor firm rotation was among the issues addressed at a March 28 hearing on “Accounting and Auditing Oversight: Pending Proposals and Emerging Issues Confronting Regulators, Standard Setters, and the Economy,” held by the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises…

PCAOB Listens to Rotation Panels

State Board Report April 2012 The first of what may be several public meetings on auditor independence and audit firm rotation was held by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on March 21-22 in Washington, D.C. Opinions expressed about the PCAOB’s concept release ranged from investor groups endorsing mandatory rotation of audit firms after a…

PCAOB Considers Names on Reports

State Board Report November 2011 As promised by Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Chair James Doty this summer, the PCAOB has sent out another group of proposals aimed at giving investors more information about what auditors do. In PCAOB Release No. 2011-007, released on October 11, amendments are proposed to require accounting firms registered with…