The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has been making progress on reducing its backlog of remediation submissions dating back to 2010 from auditing firms that have been addressing the problems found by PCAOB inspectors, according to a new report.

The report, which the PCAOB submitted earlier this month to Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White and posted Friday to its Web site, stems from a review by the PCAOB’s Office of Internal Oversight and Performance Assurance, or IOPA. The IOPA office carried out the review last year as the PCAOB found itself falling further and further behind in recent years on the growing number of submissions from firms responding to the PCAOB’s inspection reports.

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