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November 5, 2018

PCAOB appoints directors

The US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has appointed a director of international affairs, and a director of registration and inspections.

Liza McAndrew Moberg has been named the director of international affairs and will represent PCAOB globally before non-US regulatory and multilateral bodies, for example the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR).

She has been acting director of the office since May 2018.

McAndrew Moberg will lead PCAOB’s efforts to advance cross border engagement with those involved with investor protection efforts, she will also implement and maintain cooperative agreements that facilitate the PCAOB’s oversight activities outside of the US.

Prior to this McAndrew Moberg was senior advisor to the director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s office of international affairs. She has also worked at PwC as a senior manager.

McAndrew Moberg joined PCAOB in 2013 as senior advisor to the director of the office of international affairs. She is active in the participation of PCAOB and the IFIAR and leads a taskforce conducting IFAR’S annual global survey of audit inspection findings.

PCAOB’s chairman William D. Duhnke said: “The board is incredibly fortunate to have Liza leading our international efforts. She has broad experience and the deep knowledge needed to further our relationships with our foreign counterparts as we all seek to improve audit quality around the world.”

PCAOB has also appointed George Botic as the director of registration and inspections which is PCAOB’s largest division. He has been serving as acting director since May 2018.

Botic’s responsibilities include carrying out PCAOB’s mission of investor protection through its statutory requirements to register and inspect domestic and foreign accounting firms that audit public companies or broker deals.

Duhnke said: “George is a skilled and respected leader who has earned the board’s trust and confidence to develop and implement our inspections program of the future.”

Prior to Boltic’s role as acting director, he served as director of international affairs overseeing the PCAOBS negotiations and relationships with foreign audit regulators and governments.

From 2014 to January 2018, he served as adviser to the chairman, advising on all matters that came before the board. He was also involved with international inspection efforts and the development of regulatory policy for the PCAOB.

Like McAndrew Moberg, Boltic has also worked at PwC as a senior manager.

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