McGladrey’s Bruce Jorth Appointed to PCAOB’s Standing
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – (December 14, 2011) – McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, recently announced that Bruce Jorth, chief risk officer, was appointed to the Standing Advisory Group (SAG) of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2012. The newly expanded 42-member group advises the PCAOB on the development of auditing and related professional practice standards for public companies.
"Bruce thoroughly understands the PCAOB's mission of protecting investors and the public interest, and he has done an outstanding job of developing and enforcing our firm's adherence to those established standards," said Phyllis Deiso, national SEC practice leader. "His role as the firm's chief risk officer and more than 30 years of public accounting experience uniquely position him to be a strong asset to SAG in its critical advisory role."
"I am honored to be appointed to this important group," said Jorth. "I look forward to working with the other SAG members on advising the PCAOB on the development of auditing and related practice standards for public companies."
In his role as the firm's chief risk officer and head of the risk management office, Jorth oversees the firm's risk policy and monitors service quality, independence and regulatory compliance. He currently serves as the chair of the Quality Control Inquiry and Risk Oversight Committee for the firm's board of directors. Jorth is also a member of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee.
Jorth joined the firm in 1981, and was named a partner in 1994. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in accounting.
About the PCAOB
The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.
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