July 22, 2016

CAQ Statement on Departure of SEC Deputy Chief Accountant Brian T. Croteau

Washington, DC -- Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Executive Director Cindy Fornelli wished Securities and Exchange Commission Deputy Chief Accountant Brian T. Croteau well as he announced his departure from the Commission Friday:

"It has been a great pleasure working with Brian these last six years. Brian has a deep understanding of accounting and audit matters, and the profession has benefitted significantly from his dedication, his willingness to engage in dialogue, and his contributions to public policy. We thank Brian for his public service and wish him the very best with future endeavors."

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About the CAQ
The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous, nonpartisan public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, DC, the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs.