13th Annual Public Company Audit Fee Study Report

In this report, we discuss the value of the external audit in 2021, analyze public company audit fees from 2021, and share observations on the key drivers of the changes to audit fees and related effort over the prior year. We also discuss observations and lessons learned from financial reporting and auditing in the hybrid environment, the landscape of ESG reporting and assurance, and factors that may impact the audit marketplace in the future.