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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.
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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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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
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11 ways to protect your practice from liability.
As part of the AICPA's Enhancing Audit Quality initiative, CPAs are invited to download the Establishing and Maintaining a System of Quality Control for a CPA Firm's Accounting and Auditing Practice practice aid for free. This publication contains segmented guides for firms of various sizes to help them better understand and apply quality-control standards.
The report is produced with the objective of assisting MIA member firms identify and overcome challenges that may exist in the internal control system in their firms and improve audit procedures that may be lacking or deficient when performing their audit.
This Companion Manual provides member bodies and other professional accountancy organizations with guidance on how they can make the best use of the IFAC SMP Committee's three implementation guides, including adapting, translating, or incorporating the Guides into CPD courses and/or training programs.
This collection of webinars, both an archive of past webinars as well as planned future ones, cover a range of audit and assurance topics to keep practitioners updated.
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Engagement Quality Control Reviews: Practical Considerations
January 11, 2013 - IFAC
An Engagement Quality Control Review (EQCR) is an important component of an audit firms overall audit quality process. Compiled by staff of the Transnational Auditors Committee (the executive arm of the Forum of Firms), this paper highlights the more judgmental elements relating to an EQCR to help practitioners evaluate and enhance their own processes for conducting such reviews.