IAASB Issues Advice on Auditors' Reports on Special Purpose Audit Engagements

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    IAASB Issues Advice on Auditors' Reports on Special Purpose Audit Engagements

    The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), an independent standard-setting board under the auspices of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), has issued a communication on auditors' reports on special purpose audit engagements. The purpose of the communication is to advise auditors that reports for special purpose audit engagements can, with appropriate amendments, be issued in the form of the illustrative report in paragraph 60 of International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 700, The Independent Auditor's Report on a Complete Set of General Purpose Financial Statements. The communication provides additional information in this regard as well as links to the relevant ISAs. The communication can be viewed on the IAASB website at http://web.ifac.org/download/IAASB_Communication_Apr_2007.pdf. For more information on the work of the IAASB, visit: http://www.iaasb.org.

    About the IAASB and IFAC

    The objective of the IAASB is to serve the public interest by setting high quality auditing and assurance standards and by facilitating the convergence of international and national standards, thereby enhancing the quality and uniformity of practice throughout the world and strengthening public confidence in the global auditing and assurance profession. The Public Interest Oversight Board oversees the activities of the IAASB and, as one element of that oversight, establishes its due process and working procedures. IFAC is the worldwide organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies.

    IFAC is comprised of 155 members and associates in 118 countries, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. In addition to setting international auditing and assurance standards through the IAASB, IFAC, through its independent standard-setting boards, sets international ethics, education, and public sector accounting standards. It also issues guidance to encourage high quality performance by professional accountants in business.

     

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