CPCAFCenter for Public Company Audit Firms
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The CPCAF is one of the AICPA's three Audit Quality Centers and can be reached from the "Spotlight Area" of the AICPA's homepage (www.
The CPCAF website is a useful tool even for those without access to its members-only materials.
The CPCAF homepage is organized with a top horizontal menu bar dedicated to the main features: resources, community, events, membership, and products.
The CPCAF peer review program is the successor to the SECPS peer review program, with the objective of administering a peer review program that evaluates and reports on the non-SEC-issuer accounting and auditing practices of firms that are registered with and inspected by the PCAOB, which created an inspection program to periodically evaluate registered firms' SEC-issuer audit practices.
The CPCAF will also maintain a peer review program for those firms' non-issuer practices that enables them to meet their state licensing, federal regulatory and AICPA membership requirements.
One of our goals is to encourage public companies to look to the center's member firms when searching for an audit firm, and to include a request that CPA firms be a member of the CPCAF as part of their RFPs," Coffey added.
The enhanced CPCAF Web site offers a wealth of conveniently organized information under