Regulators

CPAB works in co-operation with national and provincial regulators in Canada, and participates in the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators.​

We coordinate our inspection activities with the provincial institutes' inspection units, which inspect all partners of public accounting firms in Canada over a set period, usually three years. ​We share risk assessments, inspection methodologies and inspection results. 

CPAB enjoys an excellent working relationship with the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and currently has reciprocal sharing agreements with the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Australia’s Securities and Investments​ Commission (ASIC), Japan’s Financial Services Agency/Certified Public Accountants and Auditor Oversight Board (FSA/CPAAOB), the Netherlands’ Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) , France’s Haut Conseil du commissariat aux comptes (H3C) and Germany's Audit Oversight Body (AOB).

We are one of the founding members and we continue to be an a​ctive participant in the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), the purpose of which is to advance developments in global audit regulation. Members of IFIAR share knowledge of the audit market environment and practical experience in connection with their independent audit regulatory activity. IFIAR promotes collaboration in regulatory activity and provides a focus for contacts with other international organizations that have an interest in audit quality.

CPAB chairs IFIAR's Board of Directors and participates in a number of its Working Groups.

NEWS
CPAB releases 2018 fall inspections results

​Audit Quality Insights Report: 2018 Fall Inspections Results.

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Posted: 03/10/2018
Posted: 03/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
2017-2018 Stakeholder Survey Summary

​2017-2018 Stakeholder Survey Summary.

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Posted: 01/10/2018
Posted: 01/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

REPORT
Audit Quality Indicators - Final Report

​Audit Quality Indicators - Final Report.

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Posted: 27/06/2018
Posted: 27/06/2018 12:00:00 AM

PUBLICATION
Access to Foreign Jurisdictions (2017)

​Foreign Jurisdictions where CPAB is unable to access Working Papers.

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Posted: 02/05/2018
Posted: 02/05/2018 12:00:00 AM

REPORT
2017 Annual Inspections Report

​2017 Annual Inspections Report.

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Posted: 27/03/2018
Posted: 27/03/2018 12:00:00 AM

CPAB
2017 Annual Report

​​​​CPAB releases 2017 Annual Report.

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Posted: 27/03/2018
Posted: 27/03/2018 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
2017 Financial Institutions Forum Highlights

​2017 Financial Institutions Forum Highlights.

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Posted: 25/03/2018
Posted: 25/03/2018 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
CPAB Board of Directors Introduces Carol Paradine as New Chief Executive Officer

CPAB Board of Directors Introduces Carol Paradine as New Chief Executive Officer. ​

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Posted: 30/01/2018
Posted: 30/01/2018 12:00:00 AM

REPORT
CPAB 2017 Big Four Public Report

​CPAB releases 2017 Big Four firm public inspections report.

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Posted: 27/11/2017
Posted: 27/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
2017-2018 Audit Quality Projects

2017-2018 Upcoming Audit Quality Projects.​

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Posted: 27/11/2017
Posted: 27/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

PUBLICATION
2017 Oil & Gas Industry Forum Highlights

​2017 Oil & Gas Industry Forum Highlights.

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Posted: 26/11/2017
Posted: 26/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

PUBLICATION
2017 Real Estate Industry Forum Highlights

​2017 Real Estate Industry Forum Highlights.

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Posted: 26/11/2017
Posted: 26/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

PUBLICATION
2017 Mining Industry Forum Highlights

​2017 Mining Industry Forum Highlights.

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Posted: 26/11/2017
Posted: 26/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

PUBLICATION
2017 Audit Quality Symposium Key Messages

2017 Audit Quality Symposium Key Messages​.

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Posted: 27/07/2017
Posted: 27/07/2017 12:00:00 AM

CPAB
CPAB 2016 Annual Report

​​​CPAB releases 2016 Annual Report.

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Posted: 31/03/2017
Posted: 31/03/2017 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
CPAB 2016 Annual Inspections Report

​​CPAB releases 2016 Annual Inspections Report.

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Posted: 29/03/2017
Posted: 29/03/2017 12:00:00 AM

PUBLICATION
Access to Foreign Jurisdictions (2016)

​Foreign Jurisdictions where CPAB is unable to access Working Papers.

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Posted: 28/11/2016
Posted: 28/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

REPORT
CPAB 2016 Big Four Public Report

​CPAB releases 2016 Big Four firm public inspections report.

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Posted: 28/11/2016
Posted: 28/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
CPAB Protocol Feedback Survey results

​A summary of the results of the 2016 CPAB Protocol Feedback Survey.

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Posted: 22/11/2016
Posted: 22/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

CPAB
CPAB 2015 Annual Report

​​CPAB releases 2015 Annual Report.

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Posted: 31/03/2016
Posted: 31/03/2016 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
2015 Stakeholder Survey

​CPAB’s 2015 Stakeholder Survey Summary of Results.

Posted: 04/12/2015
Posted: 04/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

PUBLICATION
Access to Foreign Jurisdictions (2015)

​Foreign Jurisdictions where CPAB is unable to access Working Papers.

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Posted: 02/12/2015
Posted: 02/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

REPORT
CPAB 2015 Big Four Public Report

​CPAB releases 2015 Big Four firm public inspections report.

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Posted: 30/11/2015
Posted: 30/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
IFIAR Members Approve New Governance Structure

​IFIAR Members Approve New Governance Structure – Better aligned with growth in membership and strategic activity.

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Posted: 08/10/2015
Posted: 08/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
IFIAR approves MMOU

​Strengthens international cooperation among audit regulators.

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Posted: 30/07/2015
Posted: 30/07/2015 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
Thoughts on the Future of External Auditing by James Goodfellow FCPA

​Audit regulators and the profession continue to enhance the reliability of statutory auditing. But is external auditing losing its relevance?

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Posted: 15/07/2015
Posted: 15/07/2015 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
IFIAR examines current trends in the audit industry

​This paper considers current trends in six key areas, with a particular focus in some areas on the global Big Four network firms.

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Posted: 15/07/2015
Posted: 15/07/2015 12:00:00 AM

PUBLICATION
2014 Audit Quality Symposium Voting Results

​See how the 2014 Audit Quality Symposium participants voted on key questions relating to audit quality.

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Posted: 20/02/2015
Posted: 20/02/2015 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
CPAB enters into MOU with Switzerland's audit regulator

​CPAB enters into MOU with Switzerland's audit regulator.

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Posted: 14/10/2014
Posted: 14/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
CPAB Exchange: The Road Forward for International Auditing Standards

​CPAB’s Response to the IAASB’s Proposed Strategy for 2015-2019 and The IAASB’s Proposed Work Program for 2015-2016.

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Posted: 27/06/2014
Posted: 27/06/2014 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
CPAB enters into a memorandum of understanding with the Ontario Securities Commission
CPAB enters into a memorandum of understanding with the Ontario Securities Commission
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Posted: 16/12/2013
Posted: 16/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
CPAB enters into a cooperative arrangement with the audit regulator of Germany
CPAB enters into a cooperative arrangement with the audit regulator of Germany
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Posted: 27/09/2013
Posted: 27/09/2013 12:00:00 AM

NEWS
CPAB enters into MOU with France's audit regulator
CPAB enters into MOU with France's audit regulator
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Posted: 29/06/2013
Posted: 29/06/2013 12:00:00 AM

CPAB
CPAB enters into MOU with Netherlands
CPAB enters into MOU with Netherlands
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Posted: 01/07/2012
Posted: 01/07/2012 12:00:00 AM

CPAB
CPAB enters into co-operative arrangement with Japan
CPAB enters into co-operative arrangement with Japan
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Posted: 10/03/2012
Posted: 10/03/2012 12:00:00 AM

CPAB
CPAB enters into a cooperative arrangement with Australia
CPAB enters into a cooperative arrangement with Australia
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Posted: 01/12/2011
Posted: 01/12/2011 12:00:00 AM

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