Baruch’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity (ZCCI) scored a hat trick last fall when the first three chief auditors of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) met at the center’s 2010 Audit Conference. The triumvirate included current PCAOB chief Martin Baumann (MBA ’79).
Created by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the PCAOB oversees auditors of public companies. Its chief auditor advises the PCAOB on the establishment of auditing and related professional standards. Of his role since 2009, Chief Auditor and Director of Professional Standards Baumann says, “I am truly honored to lead the professional standard-setting process within the PCAOB, which is so important to the protection of U.S. investors and to the assurance of high-quality audits.”
Notes Matthew LePere, associate director of the center, “Having the first three chief auditors of the PCAOB at the conference, two of whom have a direct connection to the College, speaks to our reputation in the accounting industry.”
Learn about the Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, including a full list of ZCCI conferences, at www.baruch.cuny.edu/zicklin/centers/cci.
Photo by Vlada Postnikov (’09)