Inspections

​​​CPAB's vision is to contribute to public confidence in the integrity of financial reporting of public companies in Canada by effective regulation and by promoting quality, independent auditing. We primarily assess the quality of audits through the inspection of selected high-risk sections of audit files and an assessment of the six elements of quality control.

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At December 31, 2018, 273 audit firms were registered with CPAB and 137 foreign firms participate in our audit regulatory program.

Significant inspection findings lower in 2017; CPAB views longer term consistency through a quality systems lens.
If we believe an audit firm is not performing up to professional standards and is therefore placing the public at risk, we can impose three types of disciplinary measures.

 
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NEWS
CPAB releases 2018 fall inspections results

​Audit Quality Insights Report: 2018 Fall Inspections Results.

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Posted: 03/10/2018

REPORT
CPAB 2017 Big Four Public Report

​CPAB releases 2017 Big Four firm public inspections report.

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Posted: 27/11/2017

NEWS
CPAB 2016 Annual Inspections Report

​​CPAB releases 2016 Annual Inspections Report.

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Posted: 29/03/2017

REPORT
CPAB 2016 Big Four Public Report

​CPAB releases 2016 Big Four firm public inspections report.

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Posted: 28/11/2016

REPORT
CPAB 2016 Big Four Public Report: Highlights for Audit Committees

​CPAB 2016 Big Four Public Report: Highlights for Audit Committees.

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Posted: 28/11/2016

REPORT
CPAB 2015 Annual Inspections Report

​CPAB releases 2015 Annual Inspections Report.

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Posted: 31/03/2016

REPORT
CPAB 2015 Big Four Public Report

​CPAB releases 2015 Big Four firm public inspections report.

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Posted: 30/11/2015

REPORT
CPAB 2015 Big Four Public Report: Highlights for Audit Committees

​CPAB 2015 Big Four Public Report: Highlights for Audit Committees.

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Posted: 30/11/2015

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