In a unanimous voice vote, the governing Council of the American Institute of CPAs agreed to refocus the mission of its Center for Public Company Audit Firms.

The voluntary membership center has been renamed the Public Company Auditors' Forum and will concentrate on influencing public policy as an independent operation from the AICPA. Following the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the group was last reorganized in January 2004 with the goal of speaking for the profession on public company audit quality, educating its members, and holding an influence with regulators in the new regulatory environment created under the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

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