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Report calls out gender disparity among engagement partners

Tammy Whitehouse | September 18, 2018

With audit firms providing new information about who performs public company audits, gender diversity is emerging as the first major concern regarding public company audit leadership.

In a first-of-its-kind analysis of new information audit firms are providing as a result of new auditing standards, the CFA Institute found only 15 percent of public companies’ audit engagements among the S&P 500 are led by women. The analysis identified 70 women who are named by audit firms as engagement partners for S&P 500 companies, and only five of those women are named as engagement...

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