January 18, 2021
Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board

Publication of the English version of
"2020 Monitoring Report"

We have published the 2020 Monitoring Report, which describes matters such as the results of the CPAAOB monitoring activities in Program Year 2019.
The original Japanese version was published on July 14, 2020.

2020 Monitoring Report (English) (PDF:3.7MB)
2020 Monitoring Report Key Points (English) (PDF:825KB)

<Structure of the report>
The Report comprises the following four sections (Ⅰ-Ⅳ)

Ⅰ. Overview of the Audit Sector
Describes the situation with regard to CPAs, audit firms, audited companies, etc., and provides an overview of the audit sector as a whole

Ⅱ. CPAAOB Monitoring
Describes the activities of the CPAAOB (overview of system and situation with examinations, collection of reports, and inspectio ns)

Ⅲ. Operation of Audit Firms
Describes the operation of audit firms as gleaned through monitoring conducted by the CPAAOB

Ⅳ. Responses to Changes in the Global Environment Surrounding Audit
Describes recent key trends with audit firms

Monitoring and Inspection Office
Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board
3-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8905 Japan
Email: iiu.cpaaob@fsa.go.jp

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