James G. Kaiser was appointed a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2017, and sworn in on March 1, 2018.
Board Member Kaiser, a certified public accountant, joined the PCAOB after retiring from PricewaterhouseCoopers after 38 years, including 28 years as an audit partner. From 2015 until retiring in in early 2018, he was a member of the PwC Global Assurance Executive Leadership Team that developed the firm’s global strategy for the audit and assurance business, including its global digital audit strategy, and led the transformation of PwC’s audit software platform.
Since 2014, he also served as the Global Assurance Methodology & Transformation Leader, where he led the firm's efforts to drive innovation in auditing and was responsible for its adherence to international auditing standards. From 2011-2015, he served on PwC’s Board of Partners and Principals and the Clients, Governance, Risk, and Accounting Regulation committees.
Earlier, Board Member Kaiser was the lead audit partner for a number of large and complex global companies as well as emerging growth companies. He received a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from St. Joseph's University.