The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has announced the appointment of Michael Weigand as director of the office of internal oversight and performance assurance (IOPA), effective immediately. Brian Janda, who was named IOPA’s acting director in September 2023, will resume his role as the office’s deputy director.

IOPA provides independent assurance on the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of PCAOB programs and operations. By charter, the IOPA Director serves one five-year term to promote the objectivity of the office.

Commenting on this, PCAOB chair, Erica Williams, said: “The PCAOB will benefit from Mike Weigand’s deep experience in internal audit and risk management as we continue working to promote efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity in our operations.

“We are pleased to welcome Mike to our senior leadership team, and we thank Brian Janda for all his hard work as Acting Director and continued contributions to IOPA.”

Commenting on his appointment, Weigand said: “It’s a privilege to join the PCAOB, which has an important mission and an outstanding focus on enhancing its effectiveness.

“I look forward to working with the IOPA team.”

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Weigand joins the PCAOB with 20 years of experience managing internal audit, enterprise risk and controls, and business continuity functions. Most recently, he was the head of risk, compliance, and internal audit at Previously, he held several senior positions at T. Rowe Price, including chief audit executive, and spent over 11 years at Goldman Sachs in various leadership roles.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and an MBA from Duke University. Among other professional designations and certificates, he is a certified internal auditor.