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Feb 12, 2015
New York, New York
IFAC Publishes IAASB and IESBA Question and Answer Documents in Spanish
Other Spanish Publications to Follow
The International Federation of Accountants® (IFAC®) today published the following Question and Answer (Q&A) documents of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board® (IAASB®) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants® (IESBA®) in the Spanish language:
- Staff Q&A - Applying ISAs Proportionately with the Size and Complexity of an Entity
- Staff Q&A - Applying ISQC 1 Proportionately with the Nature and Size of a Firm
- IESBA Staff Q&A - Implementing the Code of Ethics—Part I
- IESBA Staff Q&A - Implementing the Code of Ethics—Part II
These Spanish language translations are a result of the Ibero-American cooperation framework, known as the IberAm project. Established in 2012, the IberAm project—which includes IFAC and its member bodies Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas de España, Federación Argentina de Consejos Profesionales de Ciencias Económicas, and Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos—is an IFAC-authorized translation and review process that strives to achieve longer-term, sustainable processes for single Spanish translations of international standards and other IFAC publications. The Interamerican Accounting Association, IFAC’s regional organization for Latin America and the Caribbean, is an observer to the project. In addition, the project involves a Review Committee of technical experts representing IFAC member bodies in nine Spanish-speaking countries.
The IAASB Staff Q&A publications highlight how the design of the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) enables them to be applied in a manner proportionate with the size and complexity of an entity, and how the design of International Standard on Quality Control (ISQC) 1, Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits and Reviews of Financial Statements, and Other Assurance and Related Services Engagements, enables it to be applied in a manner proportionate with the nature and size of a firm.
The IESBA Q&A publications are intended to assist professional accountancy organizations and others as they adopt and implement the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (the IESBA Code).
Additional Spanish translations of IFAC publications will be forthcoming.
About the IAASB
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) develops auditing and assurance standards and guidance for use by all professional accountants under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAASB, and the IAASB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAASB are facilitated by IFAC.
About the IESBA
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) develops ethics standards and other pronouncements for professional accountants worldwide under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IESBA, and the IESBA Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and other pronouncements. The structures and processes that support the operation of the IESBA are facilitated by IFAC. Please visit www.ethicsboard.org for more information, and follow us on Twitter @Ethics_Board.
IFAC is the global 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 over 175 members and associates in 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.