In a strategy designed to help modernize the business-reporting model, board members of the American Institute of CPAs’ recently restructured Center for Audit Quality will embark on a multi-city “listening tour."The aim of the tour is for members to engage investors, regulators, academics and business leaders and, subsequently, offer a series of recommendations.

“We need to get the key stakeholders to the table,” Cindy Fornelli, executive director for the center, told WebCPA. “It’s often hard to get the perspective of investors and users of financial information. We need to establish a dialogue, where it’s not so much a matter of us asking them, but rather us listening to them talk amongst themselves.”

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