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- Developing the Global Profession
- Global Representation and Advocacy
- Professional Accountants in Business
- Small and Medium Practices
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
Auditing Standards: Terms of Engagement. When do you accept an audit engagement?
Read more on how to apply the 17 COSO 2013 Framework fundamental principles.
Avoid 5 common judgment biases that can affect accounting and auditing decisions.
Five actions to take to overcome confirmation bias.
Do you have the knowledge and skills needed to effectively help companies protect themselves against data breaches? Take this quiz to find out.
This publication has been prepared by the Auditor Reporting Implementation Working Group. It is intended to assist in understanding key aspects of Key Audit Matters as set out in ISA 701, Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s Report, and forms part of the Auditor Reporting Toolkit.
This publication has been prepared by the Auditor Reporting Implementation Working Group. It provides an overview of how the new auditor’s report will address going concern as set out in ISA 570 (Revised), Going Concern, and forms part of the Auditor Reporting Toolkit.