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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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The 2014 edition of the handbook includes ISAE 3000 (Revised) and Conforming Amendments. A third volume has been added to the handbook that contains the International Framework for Assurance Engagements (previously included in Volume II of the handbook) and the recently issued Framework for Audit Quality: Key Elements that Create an Environment for Audit Quality. The handbook was last issued in 2013. Staff-prepared Basis for Conclusions documents for each of the pronouncements included in the handbook can be accessed here.
This comprehensive implementation guide is intended to help practitioners understand and efficiently apply the clarified International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) to audits of small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs).
This third edition of the guide features enhancements to the two sample manuals, as well as other refinements for clarity and consistency with International Standard on Quality Control (ISQC) 1. The guide contains the requirements set out in ISQC 1 in addition to implementation guidance, including discussion material and an integrated case study that can be used as the basis for education and training.
The Anti-Fraud Collaboration promotes the deterrence and detection of financial reporting fraud through the development of thought leadership, awareness programs, educational opportunities, and other resources targeted to the unique roles and responsibilities of the primary participants in the financial reporting supply chain.
An overview of the new global auditor reporting model - Delivering the value of the audit, new insightful audit reports; quick-reference documents to help you understand the model and other similar developments around the globe.
Chartered Accountatns Australia and New Zealand together with key stakeholders review the implications and impact of the extended reporting by auditors. Highlighted in this future[inc] paper are the values and challenges to these changes.