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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
AU-C Section 330 requires the auditor to design and implement overall responses for the assessed risks of material misstatement at the financial statement level.
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.
With new-style audit reporting due to begin next year, auditors around the world are bracing themselves for the accompanying challenges.
Resource that can be used by audit committees or those charged with governance around the globe.
offers insight into the challenges auditors face when auditing accounting estimates, including a reminder of selected requirements, and potential actions to assist you in complying with the requirements.
Help your client understand what they need to know and do when they receive third-party requests to provide supplementary information.
raises awareness about challenging aspects of group audits and implementation issues noted in practice with CAS 600, Special Considerations — Audits of Group Financial Statements (including the work of component auditors).