Who We Are

Transnational Auditors Committee

Established May 2000

The IFAC Transnational Auditors Committee (TAC) serves as the official link between IFAC and the Forum of Firms (FoF, Forum). It is broadly responsible for implementing and advancing the Forum's objectives and operations. It also plays a major role in encouraging Forum members to conduct high-quality international audits by requiring the commitment to comply with certain international standards as a condition of membership.

The TAC also supports audit quality by:

  • Identifying audit practice issues and making suggested recommendations to the appropriate standard-setting boards to review these issues as needed;
  • Providing a forum to discuss best practices in areas including quality control, auditing, independence, and training and continuing professional development;
  • Facilitating interaction among transnational firms, international regulators, financial institutions, and other stakeholders with regard to audit quality, systems of quality control, and transparency of international networks; and
  • Identifying qualified candidates to nominate to serve on the international standard-setting boards.
Key Contacts
  • Barry Naik, Deputy Director, Forum of Firms
  • Sylvia Wei Yen Tsen, Executive Director, Knowledge, Operations & Technology
  • Members

    Transnational Auditors Committee Members

    Samuel Leigh Burke, Chair

    PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited

    Christine Albrecht

    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

    Sue Almond

    Grant Thornton International Ltd.

    Sheri Anderson

    KPMG International Cooperative

    Jean-Luc Barlet

    Mazars

    Bettina Cassegrain

    HLB International

    David Chitty

    Crowe Global

    Andrew Collier

    Kreston International

    Roderick Devlin

    KPMG International Cooperative

    Stewart Dunne

    BDO

    Ed Fox

    Grant Thornton International Ltd

    Wally Gregory

    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

    Susana Martinez

    RSM International Limited

    Victor Oliveira

    E&Y Global Limited

    Pablo San Martin

    SMS Latinoamérica

    Chris Smith

    BDO

    Gill Spaul

    Moore Global Network Limited

    Laura Taylor

    PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited

    Paul Winrow

    Baker Tilly International Limited

    Mohammed Yaqoob

    Nexia International

    Donald Zimmerman

    Ernst & Young Global Limited

Forum of Firms

The Forum of Firms is an independent association of international networks of firms that perform transnational audits. The Forum's objective is to promote consistent and high-quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide—bringing together firms that perform transnational audits and involving them more closely with IFAC’s activities in audit and other assurance-related areas. Forum members must demonstrate their commitment to adhere to and promote the consistent application of high-quality audit practices worldwide, as detailed in the Forum's Constitution.

Key Contacts
  • David Isherwood, Chair
  • Barry Naik, Deputy Director, Forum of Firms
 
  • Membership

    Forum membership is open to networks and firms of all sizes that:

    • Conduct, or have an interest in conducting, transnational audits;
    • Promote the consistent application of high-quality audit practices and standards worldwide;
    • Support convergence of national audit standards with the International Standards on Auditing issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board; and
    • Demonstrate commitment to the Forum's membership obligations as detailed below.
  • Membership Obligations

    Forum members commit to:

    • Maintaining quality control standards in accordance with the International Standard on Quality Control issued by the IAASB in addition to relevant national quality control standards;
    • Conducting, to the extent not prohibited by national regulation, regular globally coordinated internal quality assurance reviews;
    • Having policies and methodologies for the conduct of transnational audits that are based, to the extent practicable, on the International Standards on Auditing issued by the IAASB;
    • Having policies and methodologies that conform to the IESBA International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and national codes of ethics; and
    • Agreeing to submit to the Secretary of the Forum an annual report, in an approved format, indicating that it meets the membership obligations set forth above.

    International networks of firms practicing under the same name or whose member firms are otherwise closely identified with one another, such as through common elements in their name, will be expected to join as one organization.

  • Members

    Members are those networks or firms that have satisfactorily submitted an annual report to the Transnational Auditors Committee indicating that they have met the Forum's membership obligations during the reporting period. Members shall be entitled to describe themselves as such in accordance with wording to be determined by the Forum.

    Current Members
    • AUREN
    • Baker Tilly International Limited
    • BDO
    • Constantin – Serval & Associés
    • Crowe Global
    • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
    • ECOVIS
    • Ernst & Young Global Limited
    • FinExpertiza
    • Grant Thornton International Ltd
    • HLB International
    • IECnet
    • JPA International
    • KPMG International Cooperative
    • Kreston International
    • Kudos International Network
    • Mazars
    • MGI Worldwide
    • Moore Global Network Limited
    • Nexia International
    • Parker Russell International Ltd.
    • PKF International Limited
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
    • RSM International Limited
    • RT ASEAN
    • Russell Bedford International
    • SFAI
    • SMS Latinoamérica
    • Talal Abu Ghazaleh & Co. International
    • TASK International
    • UHY International Limited
  • Affiliates

    Networks or firms interested in becoming members may participate in the Forum as affiliates during the period prior to their formal membership application. Affiliate status shall terminate upon the earlier of a) progression to full membership or b) three years from the date of acceptance by the TAC as an affiliate. Affiliates must undertake not to publicize their association with the Forum or their affiliate status on their websites, publications, and letterheads.

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