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 active 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.
2019-21 Strategic Plan: Accelerating Audit Quality.
Audit Quality Insights Report: 2018 Fall Inspections Results.
2017-2018 Stakeholder Survey Summary.
Audit Quality Indicators - Final Report.
Foreign Jurisdictions where CPAB is unable to access Working Papers.
2017 Annual Inspections Report.
CPAB releases 2017 Annual Report.
2017 Financial Institutions Forum Highlights.
CPAB Board of Directors Introduces Carol Paradine as New Chief Executive Officer.
CPAB releases 2017 Big Four firm public inspections report.
2017-2018 Upcoming Audit Quality Projects.
2017 Oil & Gas Industry Forum Highlights.
2017 Real Estate Industry Forum Highlights.
2017 Mining Industry Forum Highlights.
2017 Audit Quality Symposium Key Messages.
CPAB releases 2016 Annual Report.
CPAB releases 2016 Annual Inspections Report.
CPAB releases 2016 Big Four firm public inspections report.
A summary of the results of the 2016 CPAB Protocol Feedback Survey.
CPAB releases 2015 Annual Report.
CPAB’s 2015 Stakeholder Survey Summary of Results.
CPAB releases 2015 Big Four firm public inspections report.
IFIAR Members Approve New Governance Structure – Better aligned with growth in membership and strategic activity.
Strengthens international cooperation among audit regulators.
Audit regulators and the profession continue to enhance the reliability of statutory auditing. But is external auditing losing its relevance?
This paper considers current trends in six key areas, with a particular focus in some areas on the global Big Four network firms.
See how the 2014 Audit Quality Symposium participants voted on key questions relating to audit quality.
CPAB enters into MOU with Switzerland's audit regulator.
CPAB’s Response to the IAASB’s Proposed Strategy for 2015-2019 and The IAASB’s Proposed Work Program for 2015-2016.