PCAOB Solicits Nominations for Investor Advisory Group

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is soliciting nominations for members of its Investor Advisory Group for the 2012-2014 three-year term. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 4, 2012.

Members of the IAG represent a broad spectrum of the investment community, as well as individuals who have a demonstrated history of commitment to investor protection.

"The Board relies on the IAG to provide high-level advice and insight on matters we may face in fulfilling our mission," said James R. Doty, PCAOB Chairman.

The Board established the IAG in July 2009 as a forum for the investor community to provide the Board with views and advice on matters affecting investors and the work of the PCAOB. Recent topics the IAG has discussed include audit firm transparency, going concern and related global initiatives, and fraudulent financial reporting. More information is available on the Investor Advisory Group page on the PCAOB website.

"The recommendations of the IAG have made a difference in the Board´s work and have helped the Board establish its priorities," said Steven B. Harris, PCAOB Board Member and IAG Chairman.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are sought every three years, and may be submitted by any person or organization. The nomination forms are available at the links below.

Terms will begin on Oct. 1, 2012. Membership in the advisory group is personal to the member, and the duties and responsibilities of the member cannot be delegated to others. Members are subject to certain sections of the Boards Ethics Code, as provided in PCAOB Rule 3700, Advisory Groups.