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Independent Standard-Setting Boards
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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Audit & Assurance
Accounting firms offer a wide range of professional services to their clients, including audit, review, other assurance, and related services. These services are regulated, with many jurisdictions requiring compliance with international standards or national requirements that have been based on international ones. High-quality international standards increase the comparability, consistency, clarity, credibility, and transparency of financial information. And, high-quality financial information, in turn, increases the stability of the global financial infrastructure. Read More
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The AICPA's third-party verification request resources webpage contains articles and tools to help CPAs make informed decisions regarding requests and determine related or alternative services they may perform on a client's behalf.
The Anti-Fraud Collaboration promotes the deterrence and detection of financial reporting fraud through the development of thought leadership, awareness programs, educational opportunities, and other resources targeted to the unique roles and responsibilities of the primary participants in the financial reporting supply chain.
Various reports and publications issued by CAQ.
As of May 2011, the Steering Committee for Statistical Auditing writes a monthly column for technical Accountant.nl. The Steering Committee for Statistical Auditing is connected to the Limperg Institute and aims to 'promote the correct (effective and efficient) use of statistical methods and techniques for audits and related controls on financial reports and statements. Articles in Dutch.
The New Auditor's Report
January 29, 2015 - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
The IAASB's Auditor Reporting page is your source for tools and resources to promote awareness, understanding and effective implementation of the new and revised Auditor Reporting standards.
Using international standards and best practices in the areas of accounting and auditing, the ADT is a quantitative tool for measuring the level of development of a country’s accountancy environment. The ADT provides a quantitative benchmark of a country’s position at a point in time and its progress toward greater implementation of these standards and practices.
News, reaction and video from the economia Value of Audit series of roundtables, in association with KPMG.