AICPA Names Dohrer as Chief Auditor

Robert Dohrer

Robert Dohrer

The AICPA has named Robert Dohrer as chief auditor. Dohrer is currently the global leader of quality and risk at RSM International. Dohrer will succeed Charles Landes, the AICPA’s vice president of professional standards – public accounting, who plans to retire early next year.

“In looking to find a successor with Chuck’s unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of the global profession and auditing and a successful track record – the AICPA sought an individual who understands the audit process for firms of all sizes,” says Susan Coffey, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants’ executive vice president for public practice.

Now based in London, Dohrer has overall responsibility for RSM’s audit and other attest services policies, procedures and guidance, as well as general risk containment policies for the network. Prior to joining RSM International in 2012, Dohrer served as RSM US’s national director of assurance services and international assurance services practice leader and served a broad range of clients. He has 29 years of experience in public accounting, all with RSM International and RSM US.

“As chief auditor, Bob will serve as the AICPA’s expert on U.S. and international auditing, attestation, quality control, review, compilation and preparation standards, as well as internal control and enterprise risk management,” says Coffey. “He will lead the public accounting professional standards team to deliver high-quality standards, and will lead and provide strategic direction to the Auditing Standards Board and accounting and review services committee, in partnership with their chairs.”