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First engagement partner names emerging via new PCAOB rule

Tammy Whitehouse | February 6, 2017

The earliest Form AP filings by audit firms are providing a first glimpse into who is overseeing and signing off on audit reports for public companies.

PwC has reported, for example, that William Corey is the partner in charge of the firm’s engagement for Laureate Education Inc., while EY has reported that James McCaulley is the engagement partner for its external audit of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Grant Thornton is the only other firm to have reported so far, providing the names of engagement partners overseeing 15 separate audits for a series of investment companies.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight instituted a requirement for audit firms to provide the names of engagement partners beginning in 2017, after years of wrangling over how best to give investors greater visibility into who performs...

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