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Weekly Webinar Series – ‘Practical Audit Quality Considerations for Auditing in the Pandemic Environment - Planning, Execution, Auditor Reporting and Looking Ahead'

June 9, 2020

IFAC held a series of webinars focused on practical audit quality considerations in the pandemic environment. Each of the three webinars focused on a unique phase of the audit. More information, including where to find summary articles and takeaways from the webinars, is available below.

Please note that IFAC has dedicated webpages on both Audit and Financial Reporting Considerations due to COVID-19.

Staff alerts from the IAASB that address a number of relevant issues related to auditing in the pandemic environment are also available here.

 

WEBINAR 1 – AUDIT PLANNING – THURSDAY JULY 9 – 07:00 to 09:00 (EDT - New York Time) – NOW COMPLETED

A recording of this webinar, slides and brief written summary of key insights can be accessed here.

Practical Audit Quality Considerations – Planning the Audit in the Pandemic Environment

Speakers:

  • Webinar Chair: David Isherwood
    Chair, Forum of Firms &
    Partner, Audit Advisory, BDO UK
  • Fiona Campbell
    Deputy Chair, IAASB &
    Partner, Assurance, Ernst & Young, Australia
  • Kym Reilly
    PKF International Limited [Member, Forum of Firms] &           
    Partner, Audit & Assurance, PKF Australia    
  • Alex Peal
    Member, IFAC Small and Medium Practices Advisory Group &
    Managing Partner, James Cowper Kreston
  • Laurie Tugman
    Member, IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Advisory Group &
    Corporate Director, Canada
  • Dora Burzenski 
    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited [Member, Forum of Firms]
    Managing Director, Deloitte LLP
 
 

WEBINAR 2 – AUDIT EXECUTION – THURSDAY JULY 16 – 07:00 to 09:00 (EDT - New York Time) - NOW COMPLETED

A recording of this webinar, slides and brief written summary of key insights can be accessed here.

Practical Audit Quality Considerations – Performing the Audit in the Pandemic Environment

Speakers:

  • Webinar Chair:  Paul Ginman
    Member, IFAC Transnational Auditors Committee &
    Chief Operating Officer & Global Head of Quality, Nexia International
  • Sue Almond
    Member, IAASB &
    Global Head of Assurance, Grant Thornton International
  • Jennifer Chowhan
    HLB International [Member, Forum of Firms] &
    Partner, Millards, Canada
  • Klaus Bertram
    Member, IFAC Small and Medium Practices Advisory Group &
    Founder and Managing Partner of DELTA Revision GmbH, Mannheim, Germany
  • Megan Zietsman
    Chief Auditor and Director of Professional Standards
    United States PCAOB
  • Ralph Weinberger
    PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited [Member, Forum of Firms]
    Leader of Global Assurance Quality-Methodology and Leader of Global Assurance Quality- Learning & Education
 
 

WEBINAR 3 – AUDITOR REPORTING – THURSDAY JULY 23 – 07:00 to 09:00 (EDT - New York Time) - NOW COMPLETED

A recording of this webinar, slides and brief written summary of key insights can be accessed here.

Practical Audit Quality Considerations - Auditor Reporting in the Pandemic Enviornment and Looking Ahead

Speakers:

  • Webinar Chair: David Isherwood
    Chair, Forum of Firms &
    Partner, Audit Advisory, BDO UK
  • Josephine Jackson
    Member, IAASB &
    Director, International Auditing and Assurance Standards, UK Financial Reporting Council
  • Caroline Monk
    HLB International [Member, Forum of Firms] &
    Executive Partner, Beever and Struthers, UK
  • Andrew Brathwaite
    Member, IFAC Small and Medium Practices Advisory Group &
    Audit Partner, KPMG Barbados
  • Richard Lawrence
    Head of Accounting & Valuation Policy
    Nat West Group plc
  • Lisa Smith
    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited [Member, Forum of Firms]
    Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
 
 

For any questions regarding this series, please contact auditwebinars@ifac.org.

 
 

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