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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
Addressing Disclosures in the Audit of Financial Statements–Revised ISAs and Related Conforming Amendments aims at focusing auditors on disclosures throughout the financial statement audit.
How Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Audit Quality
July 15, 2015 - CFO.com
Using artificial intelligence, auditors may soon be able to provide clients with new ways to uncover risk hiding in plain sight in financial statements.
AU-C Section 510 states that the objectives of the auditor in conducting an initial audit or reaudit is to obtain sufficient evidence regarding opening balances to determine they are free of misstatements that materially affect the current period’s financial statements.
Presentation by Annette Kohler, IAASB Member and Drafting Team Chair, at the IAASB Meeting, in New York, June 17 2015.
Guidance on the importance of Quality Control with a panel of experts focusing on firm and engagement quality indicators, common quality control deficiencies and promoting a culture of quality.
This article focuses on the practical issues considering accounts receivable confirmations.
The new and revised auditor reporting standards are intended to enhance the communicative value and relevance of the auditor’s report, and may also improve audit quality and users’ perceptions of it.