RSM CEO Brian Becker Elected as Vice Chair of CAQ Governing Board

The CAQ Governing Board elected Brian Becker, Managing Partner and CEO, RSM US LLP, as the new Vice Chairman of the Governing Board, effective June 14, 2024.

Becker oversees the firm’s strategy and operations across four countries—the United States, Canada, El Salvador and India. Becker is driving RSM to become a digital firm and is committed to advancing the firm’s inclusive culture, as well as to continuing its longstanding history of stewardship.

“With his extensive experience and long-standing dedication to the profession, Brian will be essential to the CAQ as we work to instill trust in corporate reporting and the integrity of the auditing process,” said Julie Bell Lindsay, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Audit Quality.

“In this time of accelerating change for the auditing profession, the CAQ’s mission of enhancing trust and transparency is more important than ever,” said Becker. “I look forward to continuing to serve on the Board in the role of Vice Chair as we address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Becker succeeds Wayne Berson, Chief Executive Officer, BDO USA and Chairman, BDO International. “I also want to extend our gratitude to Wayne for his time and energy as Vice Chair of our Governing Board since 2019. With his vision and leadership, Wayne has been an essential driver of our goals and commitment to strengthening the work of public company auditors,” said Lindsay.

The CAQ’s Governing Board is comprised of a variety of leaders representing the financial reporting ecosystem, including chief executive officers from some of the largest public company audit firms, the American Institute of CPAs, as well as independent board members from investor, board member and issuer communities.

About the Center for Audit Quality

The CAQ champions the public interest in the capital markets by:

  • Elevating the quality, credibility, and transparency of public company audits;
  • Advancing critical issues affecting public company audits;
  • Driving innovation in assurance; and
  • Providing a collaborative forum for capital market stakeholders to address evolving needs and challenges.

As the voice of the public company audit profession, we work to instill trust in corporate reporting and the integrity of the auditing process, ultimately empowering investors, companies, and society as a whole.