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Bob Dohrer
Chief Auditor - AICPA


Bob Dohrer is now Chief Auditor at the AICPA. Bob was the Global Leader - Quality & Risk for RSM between 2012 and 2018 where he had overall responsibility for the network’s audit and other attest services policies, procedures and guidance.  Bob was also responsible for overseeing RSM’s global quality inspection programs in accordance with International Standards on Quality Control.  

Prior to joining RSM in March 2012, Bob served as McGladrey & Pullen, LLP’s National Director of Assurance Services and International Assurance Services Practice Leader and served a broad range of clients, including listed companies.  McGladrey is the US member firm of RSM International.  Bob has twenty-five years of experience in public accounting, all with RSM International and McGladrey.

Bob is a member of the US American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where he serves on the International Auditing Standards Task Force.  He also is chairman of the AICPA Assurance Services Executive Committee.  He is a former member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board.  Internationally, Bob is the chairperson of the Forum of Firms. 

Bob graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Master of Professional Accountancy degree and from Black HillsStateUniversity with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.


Ethics and the future of auditing

25 June 2018
In a global business environment, decision makers need to trust the information given to them more than ever before. Ultimately, audits are providing an informed opinion to the decision makers in a business about the accuracy and reliability of the information presented, allowing them to make critical business decisions.

Adaptation remains the key to survival in a complex global economy

5 January 2018
Prioritising key markets will become even more important for middle market companies. It may be that the company of the future will become a globe trotter – shifting its workforce and operations every ten years as demand for its good and services shifts too. New technologies will also play a part in smoothing the path for global companies, as transport becomes faster and software and AI becomes ever more sophisticated.

IAASB Data Analytics Project Update

20 February 2017
Bob Dohrer, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) Member and Chair of the IAASB Data Analytics Working Group, provides an update of the IAASB’s data analytics project, including the activities performed to date and the vision for the way forward. ...

The future of the audit industry: transaction to meaning

19 December 2016
Bob Dohrer, the global leader of quality and risk for RSM, comments on the current trends and the future of the audit profession