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What Do We Know About Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation?
August 28, 2015 - ICAS
Covers research from the major international markets and jurisdictions with experience of mandatory audit firm rotation. Issues considered include the impact, if any, of mandatory audit firm rotation on: audit quality, auditor independence, audit costs and audit market concentration.
Clarified Auditing Standards: Related Parties Redrafted
August 27, 2015 - Accounting Web
This standard is focused on the related party requirements in Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 850, Related Party Disclosures.
The audit of the future will bear little resemblance to the traditional audit CFOs are accustomed to receiving today given the evolution of technology and analytics.
This section is restructured to reflect a more principles-based approach to standard-setting.
EAQ is a holistic effort to consider auditing of private entities through multiple touch points, especially where quality issues have emerged.
New European Union (EU) audit reforms that will take effect by mid-2016 may affect U.S. companies, especially those with an EU parent or those with banking, insurance, or certain other subsidiaries domiciled in the EU.
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).