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Peer review findings can translate into higher-quality audits.
ISRS 4410: The Standard for Today's Compilation Engagements
July 31, 2012 - IFAC
This article highlights the value of the revised International Standard on Review Engagements (ISRS) 4410, Compilation Engagements, especially to small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) and their small business clients, with a focus on its versatility and other key features.
Presentation given by Phil Cowperthwaite, IFAC SMP Committee member, at the Malaysian Institute of Accountants Conference, Auditing Micro-Entities Efficiently and Effectively, March 23, 2012, Kuala Lumpur.