The article reports the study of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on the quality control (QC) defects of small audit firms. Topics including the accounting lapses of small auditing firms, tips on complying QC standards and importance of inspection on the auditing industry are discussed. Study reveals that smaller firms have deficient processes in conducting audit quality. The article notes that PCAOB is expected to increase campaign in assisting audit firms while small audit firms are encouraged to address their QC deficiencies.
Hermanson, Dana R., and Richard W. Houston. "Quality Control Defects Revealed in Smaller Firms' PCAOB Inspection Reports." CPA Journal 78.12 (2008): 36-39.