PCAOB Announces Participants in Roundtable on Communications with Audit Committees 

Washington, D.C.  , Sept. 16, 2010 

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced today the names of the participants in the roundtable discussion next week on its proposed standard on auditors' communications with audit committees.

The PCAOB will host the roundtable on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1201 15th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. The meeting agenda also is available at the link on the right side of this page.

On March 29, 2010, the PCAOB issued for public comment a proposed auditing standard, Communications with Audit Committees.  The comment period closed on May 28, 2010. The proposed auditing standard and the comment letters received are available on the PCAOB Web site.

As announced on Sept. 7, the roundtable will explore some of the key issues commentators have raised on the proposal to date, as well as other ideas on how to improve communications between the auditor and the audit committee. Also, as previously announced, the Board has reopened the comment period on the proposal until Oct. 21, 2010.

The participants include representatives of audit committees, investors, auditors, issuers and others:

The roundtable will be open to the public, and also audible via Webcast and podcast on the PCAOB Web site.