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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.
Staff Audit Practice Alert: Responsibilities of the Engagement Partner in Circumstances when the Engagement Partner Is Not Located Where the Majority of the Audit Work is Performed
August 14, 2015 - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
Serves to remind auditors of the responsibilities of the engagement partner described in the International Standards on Auditing (ISA).
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.
Prepared by the IAASB’s Auditor Reporting Implementation Working Group, this publication is intended to illustrate how the concept of Key Audit Matters (KAM) may be applied in practice in accordance with ISA 701, Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s Report. It builds upon matters highlighted in the January 2015 publication Auditor Reporting – Key Audit Matters.
This slide presentation has been prepared by the IAASB’s Auditor Reporting Implementation Working Group to assist IAASB members, national standard setters, auditors and others promote awareness of the new and revised Auditor Reporting standards within their respective jurisdictions.
Staff Q&A - Applying ISAs Proportionately with the Size and Complexity of an Entity - Translated in Spanish.
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.