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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
FEE’s project “Getting involved in public sector assurance” starts off with an information paper on the performance audit; an independent examination on whether the activities of public organisations are economical, efficient and effective and how they can be improved.
Good communication is the key to opening the door to successful interactions and outcomes when working with diverse groups.
March 26, 2015 - Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The report contains information on the activities and output of HKICPA’s quality assurance department and shares significant and frequently encountered matters identified through its practice review and professional standards monitoring programs.
This looks at determining reportable control deficiencies under AU-C Section 265.
Learn how to effectively navigate political challenges to add value to your organization.
Report captures key points and takeaways from a series of 2014 roundtable meetings of internal auditors, external auditors, and audit committee chairs.
Martin Baumann, Cheif Auditor and Director of Professional Standards, PCAOB dissucsses what valuable skills young auditors need.