Rethinking Peer Review from the Inside Out: A CPA Journal Panel Discussion on Quality Review

March 1, 2006

In the past five years, the accounting profession has seen a great deal of discussion about self-regulation and what it means. In 2004, then-NYSSCPA president John Kearney appointed Stephen F. Langowski to head a Quality Enhancement Policy Committee to study all of the ways quality is evaluated, by the profession, by the Society and by the state of New York. The Committee was charged with focusing in particular on the current issues of peer review, ethics, and education. The first topic the Committee studied in depth was the peer review program. It asked whether peer review was working adequately to meet the needs of today.