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CPA Canada’s Audit Quality Blog is designed to create an exchange of ideas on global audit quality developments and issues, and their impact in Canada.
The audit of the future will bear little resemblance to the traditional audit CFOs are accustomed to receiving today given the evolution of technology and analytics.
This section is restructured to reflect a more principles-based approach to standard-setting.
EAQ is a holistic effort to consider auditing of private entities through multiple touch points, especially where quality issues have emerged.
New European Union (EU) audit reforms that will take effect by mid-2016 may affect U.S. companies, especially those with an EU parent or those with banking, insurance, or certain other subsidiaries domiciled in the EU.
Staff Audit Practice Alert: Responsibilities of the Engagement Partner in Circumstances when the Engagement Partner Is Not Located Where the Majority of the Audit Work is Performed
August 14, 2015 - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
Serves to remind auditors of the responsibilities of the engagement partner described in the International Standards on Auditing (ISA).
Clarified Auditing Standards: Audit Sampling–Part 2
August 13, 2015 - Accounting Web
This article will discuss planning both a nonsampling and sampling application.